BATHROOM CONFESSIONS

Flush - curator Virginia Villari. 2011 Art Basel Miami 

My alter ego is called PUNK MONK.

Before selfies where a thing, I took self portraits in bathrooms for 7 years prior to being invited to participate in this project.

Found a cardboard box in the street of NYC representing the “box” we live in within our boundaries. The idea of identity created by borders and concepts, a necessity for ego to develop individuality, through habits, pattern and memory composed of images, capturing time and space. The box with photos recalls the emotional state of every frame. The urinal references Duchamp, and female shape used by man to relieve them self. Inside the urinal there are projections of two videos, The Dowry, exploring the male archetype, my Greek family, tradition, betrayal, love and death, The second video, Bath, is a cleansing ritual, with a woman washing her body.  

At the end of the exhibition I ripped the box down and throw it out in the garbage, in a performance, symbol for the rise and fall of ego, the breakdown of illusion and identity. My actions and desire are to be a truly free human.

Bathroom Confession
Bathroom Confession

Punk Monk

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Russell Simmons
Russell Simmons
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Punk Monk
Punk Monk

Bathroom Confessions

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video projection in the urinal
video projection in the urinal

Punk Monk

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video
video
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The Bath, video
The Bath, video
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Dowry Video
Dowry Video
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Punk Monk
Punk Monk

Bathroom Confessions

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Bathroom Confessions
Bathroom Confessions

Punk Monk

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Break Down
Break Down

Punk Monk

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breaking down identity
breaking down identity
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Garbage
Garbage
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