ELECTRODE (2011)​​​

performance installation (anal electrode, emg sensor, video projection, loudspeakers, packaging material)

duration: 1-2 hours


An Anuform® anal electrode connected to a modified Peritone EMG sensor registers the activity of my sphincter muscle. Anuform® and Peritone are medical consumer devices for the treatment of incontinence problems. I fake the orgasm of an anonymous subject who took part in an experiment into the nature of the male orgasm in 1980. I attempt to replicate the subject’s sphincter muscle contraction pattern, which was registered during masturbation and orgasm in the experiment.  I repeatedly perform the same pattern. The data is projected onto a screen in the form of graphs and is used for digital sound synthesis.​

 

 

 

 

(c) OCNM Archive / Martin Popelár

'one of the most solid moments of the evening'

'the Jimi Hendrix of the sphincter'
Lidové Noviny, national newspaper, Czech Republic​

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'this piece featured two assholes too many'
The WIRE, contemporary music magazine, UK

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