BATHROOM CONFESSIONS

Flush - curator Virginia Villari. 2011 

My alter ego is called PUNK MONK and this one of the project.

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, a necessity for ego to develop individuality, habit, pattern and memory composed of images, capturing time and space. The box with photos recalling the emotional state of every frame. A urinal reference to Duchamp, and female shape used by man to relieve them self. Inside the urinal projections of 2 videos, Dowry, exploring the male archetype, family, tradition, betrayal, love and death, The second video Bath, a cleansing ritual, a woman washing her body.  At the end of the exhibition I ripped the box down in a performance, symbol for the rise and fall of ego, the breakdown of illusion and identity. 

Punk Monk
Punk Monk

Bathroom Confessions

Bathroom Confession
Bathroom Confession

Punk Monk

Punk Monk
Punk Monk

Bathroom Confessions

Bathroom Confessions
Bathroom Confessions

Punk Monk

video projection in the urinal
video projection in the urinal

Punk Monk

Break Down
Break Down

Punk Monk