ACT III. PRINTING PRESS
CUTTING THE HORNS OF CONSECRATION

Super 8mm Film by John Brattin

Originally performed for livestream and recorded at Participant Inc on February 16, 2021

On the Occasion of:
Ron Athey: Queer Communion
Curated by Amelia Jones
February 14 - April 4, 2021


Performance by:
Ron Athey

Performers:
Ron Athey, Hermes Pittakos, Mecca & Elliot Reed

Film by:
John Brattin












Ron Athey, “Printing Press” scene from 4 Scenes In A Harsh Life, Walker Art Center at Patrick’s Cabaret, 1994. Courtesy of the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN. [A video frame close-up of artist Ron Athey's white surgical-gloved hands; in one, he holds a blue scalpel with his index finger as he prepares to make a cutting into performer Divinity Fudge's back. The shadow of two lines crosses the lower right portion of the image.]