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THE CHAMBER SERIES (2017 — )

The Chamber Series (AUG 2017 — ) is a portfolio of scores, inspired by graphic notation for classical music that illustrates a series of BDSM acts. Using an invented symbol-based language, these scores are set up to be read and “played” out as a performance called a "scene" - an intimate moment for a single actor exploring the popular kinks. This scene is one in celebration of puppy play. Built in 10 parts, each score is accompanied by a partner publication, called The Companion, that deepens the viewing of THE CHAMBER SERIES scores. This publication is a .zipfile-based reader that incorporates multimedia files viewers must play, read, or solve. For example, the first issue of The Companion contained an edition of puzzles; a crossword, a word search, and a printable version of a fragmented image. Each puzzle leads to a clue, helping to build a single sentence. That single sentence will be translated into the framework for a film appearing in the next part of the reader. The scores and the reader are seperate works, related only by that which is interior (thoughts and feelings) and that which is exterior (commands and actions) to the main character. Eventually, this intricate web of work builds itself into a two channel afrofuturist narrative centered around a human-puppy, who realizes she is actually a wolf, and the mechanical playpet for a very cruel, unknown master.  I draw my inspiration from the intersections of Donna Haraway’s work on the Companion Species Manifesto, Julius Eastman’s scores written in graphic notation, and Grant Morrison’s graphic novel WE3.

PLAYTIME COMPOSITION #001 : TRANSITIONS, PT. I, II, III & IV

The first set, PLAYTIME COMPOSITION I: TRANSITIONS, PT. I, II, III & IV, details the transition into the primal state; the first part shows a descent into submission, the second explores ways to satisfy a physical desire, the third leads us through the experience of engaging with an object of entertainment, and the last is a guide for shifting back safely into a human headspace.

Published January 2018, Unbag Magazine

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THE COMPANION #001 : ACCOMPANIMENT-001_A-REALIZATION__THE-CHAMBER-SERIES-COMPANION.ZIP

This issue of THE COMPANION is a supplemental periodical distributed via .zipfile that includes notes, worksheets, puzzles, and other media furthering the narrative voice of the actress appearing in the printed scores.

This represents the third release from HTD channel. 
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PLAYTIME COMPOSITION I: BASIC FUNCTIONS, PT. (1) DOWN & (2) OUT

PLAYTIME COMPOSITION I: BASIC FUNCTIONS, PT. (1) DOWN & (2) OUT documents a demonstrated understanding of new training rules. Having been given a rope to tug to signal she needs to go outside, and a few pillows where she can go to rest, the performance is centered how the player discovers the orientation of her body in relationship to objects of communication. With her hands bound in vetwrap and a new collar, she falls deeper into subspace than in the previous document.

On display at Predicated. part of  “Julius Eastman: That Which is Fundamental,”curated by Tiona Nekkia McClodden and Dustin Hurt, organized by The Kitchen (NYC) with the Eastman Estate and Bowerbird.

THE COMPANION #002 : TBA