SWAMPS NOW! (or DO YOU WISH TO DIRECT ME) (2014)

“_A six-minute experimental theatre production, in which Robert Smithson (as Gustave Courbet reincarnated) directs his Camera Operator wife Nancy Holt (as performed by Lynda Benglis) through a psychedelic landscape which is simultaneously a topology of the mind, metaphor for sexuality, mimesis of the body, and mirror for heterosexuality. The visual language of “SWAMPS NOW! (or, DO YOU WISH TO DIRECT ME)” gestures toward Luce Irigaray’s formalist analyses of sex, indulging scopophilia while blurring the lines between the phallocentric and the vaginal, the hard and the soft, the dry and the wet, the passive and the aggressive. Thus, it questions the means and methods by which one navigates through sexual space via binary sex distinctions, and attempts to queer that vantage in both explicit and confusing ways.”