GOLDEN FINGERS PRODUCTIONS SEEKS CREATIVE COLLABORATORS for The Hand Sex Project
“WHAT IS THE SOUND OF ONE HAND FU#KING?”
An Erotic Multi-Media Art Installation
Brooklyn, NY, June 27, 2010. In honor of LGBT Pride Day, Golden Fingers Productions announces the New York Citywide search for creative collaborators for a new women’s multi-media installation project, under the direction of artist Judith Z. Miller.
The project begins with a search for lesbian or bisexual female (trans or bio) creative collaborators: multi-media artists, artist-subjects and production personnel. Participants must be 18 years of age or older AND MAY REMAIN ANONYMOUS.
When asked to describe the future installation, Ms. Miller states, “I’ve been told that I am a ‘magician’ in the bedroom. When I make love to a woman with my hands, I imagine that I am sculpting her pleasure. I wonder what other lesbian/bisexual women imagine and experience. Are we naturally equipped with “wand-like” magic fingers – and what does having sex with our hands mean to us? The Hand Sex Project will be a fun, wild, erotic and safe place to explore the answer via multiple forms of artistic expression.”
“I envision a candlelit, darkened hallway where attendees remove their shoes change to slippers, or go barefoot. They speak in hushed voices, taking in the soothing lub-dub of an ancient drum. Parting the “hair” that leads to an oblong vaginal passageway, they enter sacred space. Walking or crawling through the spongy entrance, they are bathed in the glow of vaginal-colored walls, listening to the steady rhythm of the beat of a woman’s heart.”
“Walking on resilient flooring, viewers’ eyes are drawn to padded, rounded walls, where light-circles highlight 30 sets of hands – different sizes and skin colors – thrust out in various “fu#king” positions. Fingers: one, two, three or four, arch up, reaching for imagined sweet “G” spots. Fists full of power, jut out from the walls. Between the thrusting hands, are life-sized vulva casts. Donning headphones, attendees are privy to raw, passionate interviews – women of all ages and ethnicities telling their intimate stories about giving and receiving hand sex with other woman. Some writhe in ecstasy, recorded live as they are penetrated by lesbian hands.”
Miller continues, “An on-site recording studio will document attendees’ experiences, and noted sex educators will lead hand sex workshops. I want to include an olfactory component to the exhibition as well – I’m open to suggestions on how to make that happen!”
Golden Fingers Productions seeks the following volunteer collaborators to bring the project to fruition:
Assistant Producer, Volunteer Coordinator; Audio Producer, Technicians, & Editors, Videographers; Video Producer, Camerawomen & Editors (access to equipment/studio helpful); Sculptural Artists skilled in creating body casts; Set Designers/Architects, Carpenters, Graphic Designers. Project Manager, Administrative Assistants. Web designers, Publicists, Writers, Street Flyer Distributors. Fundraising Coordinator, Grant Writers, Fiscal Planner/Budget Manager, Accountant. To apply, submit a paragraph stating area of interest and skill set along with resume. Interested curators, galleries, sponsors and funders are encouraged to contact the artist.
Subject-Artists willing to participate in audio or video interviews will work with other artists to mold and paint hand and vulva casts. To apply, send a paragraph describing interest. To facilitate inclusion of a cross section of the lesbian/bisexual community, also include the following demographic information: full legal name, age (over 18 only), race/ethnic background, place of birth, gender identification (i.e. woman born woman, male to female transsexual, etc.), sexual orientation, (i.e. lesbian, bisexual). Subject-Artists must live in New York City. Participants will be selected according to creativity, diversity and availability.
Interested participants should contact Judith Z. Miller firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Artist
Judith Z. Miller is the founder of ZAMO! in New York City, a management and consulting agency serving a multi-cultural mix of world class performing artists, and the Chief Rhythm Officer of Microfundo, a fan-based microfinance company supporting musicians’ projects internationally. A former Theatre Program Fellow at the National of the Endowment of the Arts, and the co-founder, Executive Director, teacher and performer with The Fine Line Actors Theatre in Washington DC (formerly Earth Onion Women’s Theatre), she co-produced The Fine Line’s numerous workshop/residency programs.
In 2006 Miller’s wearable art and sculpture were exhibited in a two-month solo show at The National Museum of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender History. In 2007 her work was presented in a 3-month solo show “Sticks & Stones” at the Boathouse in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, sponsored by the Prospect Park Alliance and the Audubon Center. Miller has been profiled in The Daily News; the subject of feature articles in Mann About Town magazine, Home News Tribune, In Brooklyn, The Park Slope Paper and The Wave and featured on NY-1 Television. In 2008 she received Honorable Mention from the International Society of Acrylic Painters; and, she was awarded a Fractured Atlas Development Grant that supported a 3-week residency in 2009 with master Tlingit woodcarver Tommy Joseph at the Southeast Alaskan Indian Cultural Center, Sitka National Historical Park. She published in Inside Arts magazine, The Washington Post, and American Theatre magazine. Ms. Miller resides in Park Slope Brooklyn.
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