Étant Donnés: Squat and Deliver (Heliotrope)

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March 13, 2023 by tsk2001

She looks alarmed, distracted, perhaps listening to some inner voice. She cranes her neck down and pulls her heavy breasts up so she can study her belly, then fixes her gaze on me. “Hey,” she says, smiling brightly all of a sudden, “remember that Duchamp installation in Philly we talked about, the one with the hairless vulva in the bushes and the eternal flame?”

“Yeah.” I nod my head warily in case she didn’t pick that up. I have no idea if I can speak anymore.

“The details have just come back to me in vivid relief. It’s called Given: 1. The Waterfall, 2. The Illuminating Gas. And I can perform it. I can even outperform it. A veritable fucking dialectic of performativity, and that ain’t no academic pussy fart.”

“What?” I croak.

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