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ASCENDING PERFORMANCE is a performance in the form of a smartphone app, which is available from MiKandi, an online store for adult content for Android phones. The work features a digitized Super 8 film of the naked artist. By making a very slow swipe gesture over the image on the smartphone screen, the user can play through the frames of the film one by one. Through repetitious performance of the gesture, an erection gradually emerges. The work was advertised simultaneously in Artforum International and on


Download & Installation

System requirements: Smartphone with Android 3.0* or higher

1. Enable ‘Unknown sources’ (Settings > Security)

2. Download MiKandi from

3. Open the MiKandi App Store and search for ASCENDING PERFORMANCE

4. After registering, download and install ASCENDING PERFORMANCE


* The work cannot be distributed for iPhone due to Apple’s content censorship policies


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