Made in collaboration with Katherine Hubbard
Single channel SD Video, color, sound, 16:21 min.
Untitled (shaving performance, 2010) is a document of a privately held performance, in which Hubbard used a straight razor to remove all hair from my waist down. The work looks at how socialized notions of gender impact desire, intimacy and fetish for queer woman. The work is inspired by images of ritualized full-body shaving from a gay men’s club in the 1970’s, found at the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco.
The performance was shot by Hedia Maron inside the installation of The Brown Bear, at Recess, NY.
Untitled (shaving performance 2010), 2014, SD Video, 16:21 min
untitled (shaving performance 2010), 2014 / A.K. Burns & Katherine Hubbard