© 2017 by Jeffery Byrd

Bath of Venus

Bath of Venus (2004)

Links Hall, Chicago 

Bone 10 Fesitval, Schlachthaus Theater, Bern, Switzerland (2007)

Photos: Martin Rindlisbacher

 

This performance explores the pleasures and terrors of personal hygene. Rituals of grooming (brusshing, flossing, shaving, showering) are stylized to contort the body. The road to beauty is paved with ugliness. The performance climaxes in an operatic flourish of powder and juilance with a re-mixed sample of "Flower Duet".