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MILK THING

Performance by Owen Parry & Elena Trivelli, 2008

(5 mins)

"Owen Parry & Elena were a hoot. Mr. Parry was wearing an oversized sweater ala Ann-Margaret’s reverse strip in Bye Bye Birdie and the sheer nuttyness of his music hall style short format piece was hilarious"

 

Vaginal Davis 

Milk Thing never really had a name. It was something about milk, wool and celery. It was something about getting caught with your knickers round your ankles and showing off how hard you could be.

 

Originally conceived as a response to Fireworks (1947) by experimental filmmaker Kenneth Anger, the performance draws on the not-so-subtle imagery and symbolism of the film: the pyrotechnic phallus, the rivers of milk, the violence and danger, the dreamer's erotic encounters through a journey into the 'Gents' are all transformed through a series of fast-live actions that leave no time for loving these messy show offs.

Performances:

 

Duckie, London (Feb 2010)

RoundHouse, Klein Kunst II, London (Nov 2009)

Eat Your Heart Out, Hackney Empire, London (Oct 2009)

Queen Mary, University of London (Dec 2008)

All Photos: Christa Holka