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Tempting Failure 2018 brings an eclectic selection of performance art and noise art from some of the most exciting artists around the world.

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Joseph Ravens - Prepared

  • Matthews Yard Theatre 1 Matthews Yard Croydon, England, CR0 1FF United Kingdom (map)
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This interactive performance contains a series of modified butt plugs. Always sculptural and gracefully schizophrenic, each sex toy will embrace a different mood, from poignant to playful. The actions and objects are designed to enrapture rather than repel, in an effort to demystify the anus.

About Joseph Ravens

Joseph Ravens studied audiovisuals at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie [Amsterdam] before earning his MFA in Performance from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Ravens was included in 7a*11d (Toronto, Canada 2016), Bienal DEFORMES (Santiago, Chile 2016), Live Biennale Vancouver (Canada 2015), 20th Bienal Internacional de Curitiba (Brazil 2013), Venice International Performance Art Week (Italy 2012), IN:ACT (Hanoi, Vietnam 2011), Beyond Pressure (Yangon, Myanmar 2009), and Intrude: Art and Life 366 (Zendai Museum, Shanghai, China 2008), among others. Ravens is founder and director of Defibrillator Gallery and co-founder and director of Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival.

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