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Erotic Performance

2003-02-04 16:12:59+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

Yesterday at lunch I saw that the cover story of the East Bay Express was a profile of Frank Moore. I recognized the name from a Squidlist posting for Exploring the Possibilities of Passion[Wiki] that had little more description than "performance art series" that looked interesting. I actually think I've participated in such a performance with Frank Moore before, but I hadn't made all the connections. I haven't explored his web site, EroPlay thoroughly yet, but I did run across EroArt Not Porn, which is one of the better manifestos for erotic performance and "changing porn" I've read:

What we are interested in is art that creates in people the desire to go out and play with other people, and to enjoy life. This is eroart. Historically, one of the tools of this art has been the sex act. But sex has only been a tool, not the goal. And it is just one of many tools

I've been trying to work up along rant about porn, incorporating some of the observations that the guy who writes Jewish Cheerleaders made (both consciously and not so) in his first set of journal entries (which are no longer linked there, but his second set still have some revelations), the "Punk Porn" thing that's getting some press, several of the new-wave porn blogs that are popping up, and some of my New York experiences, but haven't managed to pull it together into anything cogent yet. And before I really go off I need to see some of the Millerswork productions, and maybe some of the Good Vibrations favorites so that I don't unfairly lump "all commercial porn" into the same dustbin. This'll have to do for the moment.

[ related topics: Good Vibrations Erotic Sexual Culture Bay Area Theater & Plays Art & Culture California Culture ]

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