“Surely, ‘porn for women’ is a marketing campaign, not a description of porn women watch. It’s not lesbian or queer (straights and bi-curious only), and it’s not erotica (hold the period costumes). So what exactly is ‘porn for women’?”
Bigger market, softer cocks? Who is ‘porn for women’ really for? I went to a porn set and told Playboy all about it.
“I’m getting squashed with elbows and shoulders, alternately averting my eyes and craning for a view of the floor in front of the DJ booth, where, with frat party fanfare, Eugene Kotlyarenko’s girlfriend is inserting a zucchini into his ass, and a curious, deeply unpleasant combination of boredom and offense is flowering in my insides like Giardia.”
In “Trolling Anal (Or, recent performance in LA),” I talk trolls, straight bros, and their experiments with their ass holes. Live at Rhizome.org.
Reading poems from Oral, pulling with coconut oil, and hanging out with my boys for Rhizome’s 24 hour telethon.
“A bizarre theme of illness runs through TaskRabbit's own marketing. Its promo videos give us a Taskmaster with an injured knee, requiring Rabbits to the rescue. Meanwhile, the freelancing Rabbits can’t nab full-time employment, too busy getting cancer treatments, in retirement, or supporting ailing hobbies (like careers in electronic music). If rabbits are meant to imply endless reproduction, TaskRabbit reproduces both symptoms and the disease. A neoliberal eternal spring is poisoned from the start.”
Review of Spencer Longo at Smart Objects, “Discover More Time To Do What You Love.” Live at Rhizome.org.
SAVE THE DATE
NJOYs. Blus. Smokefrees. V2s. All manner of customized vaporizers. This is the moment of the e-cigarette, or more precisely, the Electronic Nicotine Delivery Device (ENDD). Day by day, the broader public is learning (and contesting) what it means to “vape”: how one does it, where one can do it, and what it means to do so. As individuals, industries, and governments stumble towards definitions, Rhizome has commissioned a group of artists and critics to present analyses—historical, political, social, anticipatory—of this technology and the discursive field that is emerging around it.
This is the ENDD, a Forum on the E-Cigarette presented by Rhizome
February 22 @ The New Museum
“Humor always has something to say about the body. The boundaries of the body and what comes out of it (piss, shit, cum) negotiates what’s sayble in public (giggle giggle). Kersels’s work doesn’t need taboo to make us laugh, though he certainly uses his body, often as a stand in for weaker but equally comic affects (awkward, pathetic). If Kersels points at social codes, he points with a limp finger.”
Text & interview “Martin Kersels Suspended” at The Curve