I Would’ve Done Everything For You… / – Gimme More! Curated by Cédric Fauq

In the flat I listen to a beach story
it tells a thing heard since childhood
a story now common
the kind of words which make you believe this will be love

1:52

A beach story blended with sand and water
in a shell, the sails of a boat
swaying on the edge of the sun
taking away, who knows, our illusions born out of the day before
too often, I’ve been wrecked at sea for not having been able to say
when I should have, with new words,
the sea I was offering to you, for your journeys

I know waves who slowly roll
weaving algae, wind driven by clouds,
who play the color and paint the music
orchestrating the flowers of an aquatic casino
I give you the ocean
so you can remember
the runs in the wind
we used to do together
hoping for love
to be offshore

A beach story blended with sand and water in a shell, the sails of a boat
swaying on the edge of the sun

1:52

Surprisingly art and beach histories are not so far apart
irritation, caress
an art history in the making… some rubbings
in a film,
by Carolee Schneemann

Fuses
she decides to make love, to him
they’re filmed on a west-coast beach
it feels good
it’s not sex for the camera
they decided to do it
it will be a story of caress
waves on the sand
Her ass on it
Him on her
actually her on him They do fuck
and…
they’re not unhappy

If I know that
it’s not because I was there
it’s because I’ve seen the film
besides making love to him on the beach
She makes the film

Carolee, at home
on a video tape
She makes
She makes the film
She scratches, everything She works
She scratches the video tape of her sexual relationship
and then there is the cat
as an intrusion
and them, having sex, are caught in that triangle
the woman
the man
and the cat
an intimacy
at home
She fondles him
hard

Tonight, back at the flat, I watch the film,
and there, naked, I can’t make the difference between him touching her pussy
and her touching her cat

Georgia René-Worms, Carolee, at home, 2016

 

14 hours of data browsing.
250 hours of standby time.

the flow
on my mind like admin.

Hands
oleophobic presssure.

wave and beam
opioid soilent.

linear oscillator
The ‘hold on to that feeling’, App.

28 grams of Lithium-ion Polymer
Self improvement treadmill.

buffalo hunting
leaner than cow.

island flesh
para-love-frequencies.

truck stop
coffee, pancakes, bacon.

rows hotly
Central Park.

Harvard educated, nostrils, a pinch of salt.

wears hiking brands in the city.
(…)

silicon geologist
I could be into that.

Hey.

Zach Soudan, Métis, 2016

 

01

Grażyna Roguski, She Holds a Turtle in Her Hand, 2016, c-print, 40 x 70 cm each

02

Alfredo Aceto, COUPS DE FOUDRES IN MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR, 2016, lamp, print on sticker, 20 x 20 cm

03

Raju Rage, Fem/me Lovers / Haters and Heartbreak, 2016, performance installation in elevator with lipstick – love song – poetry, dimensions variable

04

Lito Kattou, Solar Love for the Rapid Felines Vol. 2 / The Claw (detail), 2016, aluminium, dimensions variable

05

Pierre Buttin, 10 Days of Tinder (Day 6, 7 and 10), 2016, digital prints on metalic gloss paper, 19 x 26 cm each

06

Valentin Lewandowski & Laura Porter, Un espace vide ça n’a pas de sens (An Empty Space Doesn’t Make Sense), 2016, video projection (7 min loop), sound installation, quilted lycra, artificial asparagus, lima beans, onion seeds, motor, succulent and back scratchers, dimensions variable

07

Valentin Lewandowski & Laura Porter, Un espace vide ça n’a pas de sens (An Empty Space Doesn’t Make Sense), 2016, video projection (7 min loop), sound installation, quilted lycra, artificial asparagus, lima beans, onion seeds, motor, succulent and back scratchers, dimensions variable

08

Lotte Meret, Surface Glaze, 2015, video, 7’05 min

09

Florian Mermin, Attrape-rêves, 2016, metal, 60 x 50 cm

10

Paul Maheke & Marie Toseland, I Am Retired From Fantasy (Draft for a Sex Carpet) (detail), digital print on canvas, 150 x 200 cm

11

Bianca Bondi, This house has wandered far in the night, 2016, latex, neon, chrome, metallic pigment on paper, dimensions variable

12

Bianca Bondi, (A Study) in anticipation of loss, 2016, sound installation, mixed media, dimensions variable

14

Lindsey Mendick, Seven Minutes in Heaven, 2016, mixed media installation for performance, dimensions variable

15

Lindsey Mendick, Seven Minutes in Heaven, 2016, mixed media installation for performance, dimensions variable

16

Lito Kattou, Solar Love for the Rapid Felines Vol. 2 & Vol. 3 / The Weapons, 2016, aluminium, plastic, dimensions variable

17

Gillian Brett, Mât de cocagne (parts) (detail), 2016, metal, infusion bags, electronic components, electric cables and light tubes, dimensions variable

18

Sean Lavelle, « ohz » & « eyez », 2016, dimensions variable

19

Georgia René-Worms, Carolee, at home, 2016, text in envelop, dimensions variable

20

Florian Mermin, Désir (detail), 2015, diaporama (4 min loop) and installation, dimensions variable

21

Nils Alix Tabeling, In Your Breath I Melt, 2016, chocolate, metal and latex, dimensions variable

22

Nils Alix Tabeling, Les Balladeuses, 2016, aluminium, dimensions variable

23

Paul Maheke, We are human beings after all, therefore we are messy, 2016, digital print on fabrics, 90 x 140 cm (x2)

24

Adam Saad, ‚Like a moth to a flame, burned by the fire…‘ (Screwball Ornamental Remix), 2016, glazed ceramic, neoprene, steel cable ties, poppers, gypsophila flowers, copy of the screwball asses by Guy Hocquenghem, dimensions variable

25

Justin Fitzpatrick, Swan Taxi, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 91,5 x 112 cm

 

Surface Glaze from Lotte Meret Effinger on Vimeo.

 

Un espace vide ça n’a pas de sens (extrait) from Valentin Lewandowski on Vimeo.

 

Florian Mermin, Désir (2015) from Cédric Fauq on Vimeo.

 

The Plug, London, United Kingdom
I Would’ve Done Everything For You… / – Gimme More!
Alfredo Aceto, Nils Alix Tabeling, Bianca Bondi, Gillian Brett, Pierre Buttin, Justin Fitzpatrick, Marguerite Humeau, Saaya Kamita, Lito Kattou, Sean Lavelle, Valentin Lewandowski, Paul Maheke, Lindsey Mendick, Lotte Meret, Florian Mermin, Laura Porter, Paloma Proudfoot, Raju Rage, Grażyna Roguski, Adam Saad, Marie Toseland with text interventions by Georgia René-Worms and Zach Soudan curated by Cédric Fauq
A weekend in May 27 – 28, 2016
Photography: Jack Louis Batchelor, all images copyright and courtesy of the artists.
❤︎ A show hosted by The Velvet Aphrodite, The Laser Cupid & The Angry Eros ❤︎

☞ Show Manifesto #1 ☞
„Everytime they turn the lights down
Just wanna go that extra mile for you
Your public display of affection
Feels like no one else in the room (but you)“
B.S w/ Danja, Jim Beanz, Keri Hilson, Marcella Araica (2007)

☞ Show Manifesto #2 ☞
„I’m All About Love“
P.M (2016)