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Like, Out of Water (pt1) for
ArtRageous at Tropicana's Havana Room
Las Vegas, NV 2015

Like, Out of Water (pt2) for
Joshua Treenial at Art Queen
Joshua Tree, CA 2015

[CLICK HERE to view JT exhibition performance]
   
pt2 Raw Performance:
         Up curtain
         Dressed as mermaid
         Big hair
         Burlesque (song?)
         Mirrors
         Big dicks to impregnate self
         Spray semen (mechanisms)
         Big knife
         Cut off tail and make sushi
         Black stockings against 
             black backdrop
         Skeleton tail/backbone
         Spray blood (mechanisms)
         Eat sushi self/flesh
         Bigger and bigger stomach
         Give birth to octopus/leviathan 
             (pump mechanisms)
         Strip off woman-ness
         Apply sailor-ness
         Crucify self on anchor/cross
         Start religion (throw wafers)
         Smoke (smoke machine)
         Anchor lowered while leviathan 
             monster remains
         Drop curtain 
         (total running time: 10-15min?)      
-Aaron Sheppard
 first description communicated to 
 curators, Bernard Leibov & KJ Baysa, 
 re Joshua Treenial
         


















Like, Out of Water (pt1) for
ArtRageous at Tropicana's Havana Room
Las Vegas, NV 2015

photograph by Mikayla Whitmore; curated by Paco Alvarez
pt2 Joshua Tree (below)...
all photographs by Krystal Ramirez

      
 
pt1 in Las Vegas (below)...
all photographs by Mikayla Whitmore

      
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Additionally, Gustof Gustofson tried on the mer-panties momentarilly
during post-performance brunch at BOXO Projects (above).
Photographs by Natasha Peterson.