ymoeu [performance]

  (2009)

Synopsis

ymoeu is a work of performance art which was conceived as part of a semester-long workshop with performance artist Lenora Champagne. The work was created in sections and then assembled to create a complete performance.

The piece has a three-part structure: Memory, Poem, Song.

Memory is a retelling of a dream, part true, part fictional.
Poem is, of course, a poem written specifically for this work. It describes, using an extended metaphor, the act of cunnilingus.
Song is a spontaneous improvisation, a channeling of emotions into vocalizations.

In the videotape of the performance, the video cuts out one minute before the performance ends. Fortunately, an audio recording captures the remainder of the performance.

The work is dedicated to Madison Fletcher.