A collaborative work with Andrea Anderson, this video depicts me applying lotion to my bare upper body, illuminated by projected video of Anderson sensually applying lotion to her bare upper body. Our motions are choreographed to near perfect synchronization to allow us to become one ambiguous character, obliterating normative conceptions of gender. Our role in this work is that of willing exhibitionists, implicating the viewer as voyeur. Careful positioning allows us to teeter on the edge between dominance and submission, both with each other, and with our audience, as we toy with viewers’ sense of comfort, drawing them into the intimate space of this private ritual.

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