Revenge

One year after its season at Metro Arts, Several Words Associated with Revenge was remounted as Revenge: a scaled-down and more intimate incarnation of the performance, featured as part of the art party Connect 4: Future Specs. Redeveloped into a durational installation, two performers occupied the toilet and shower of White Canvas art gallery. As with Several Words Associated with Revenge, the performance flowed as one act of revenge followed by another, followed by another, followed by another. Kieran spit-balled Giema. Giema pulled Kieran’s tooth out with a piece of string. Kieran screamed in Giema’s face. Giema beat Kieran with a bag of lukewarm McDonalds. Kieran stump fucked Giema’s teddy bear. Giema flushed Kieran’s goldfish down the toilet. They stopped as the record needle was placed on Mozart’s Moonlight Sonata. While it played, Kieran and Giema went soft; melted to the floor like butter. Towards the end of the sonata, the needle was raised. Giema stood up and lunged at Kieran...

Performed by Giema Contini & Kieran Law • Designed by Genevieve Ganner • Directed by Daniel Santangeli