Performance /
“Sexual Advances” by Joanna Frueh

Date: Saturday, 2 May 2009, 7–9 pm
Location: Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn (map and directions here)
FREE. No RSVP necessary

“Sexual Advances,” which is debuted here, is a two-hour performance centered on an expansive, mantra-like poem that interweaves the everyday, such as images of Frueh’s lover cooking, with the romantic and sexual, including descriptions of his body and touch, and with the divine, the latter through language that speaks of deities and cosmic energies. In Frueh’s aesthetic, emotional, and intellectual elaboration of very earthly appearances and acts, a love poem becomes sacred text and the male body becomes archetypal. Artist Paul Ramirez Jonas will prepare a feast to be consumed during the performance.

About the Participant
Joanna Frueh is a performance artist, scholar, and writer. Her most recent book, Clairvoyance (For Those In The Desert): Performance Pieces, 1979–2004, was published by Duke University Press in 2008.