creative consulting for the art of life by Jason Jenn

creative consulting for the art of life by Jason Jenn

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Spirit of Cruising @ ADONIS PROJECT

Ian MacKinnon and Travis Wood hosted the hottest (literally and figuratively) performance art venue in Los Angeles on Sept. 13, 2014 at Human Resources Art Gallery in Chinatown/Los Angeles. I created a moving installation piece called "The Spirit of Cruising" in which I coated my body in silver and glitter appearing as a sort of ghost/apparition of the gay men who used to cruise the infamous Adonis Theater movie house. Throughout the evening I wandered around the venue, mostly staying in the shadows as the audience moved about the space to view installations and performances. I lured folks into the back alleyway for intimate performances which varied upon audience participation. Here are a few photos from that evening.

Private Red Light performance - photo by Evans Vestal Ward
Someone called this photo a play on the Wizard of Oz, with Robert Babish as the Scarecrow, David Parke Epstein as the Cowardly Lion, Robert Patrick as the Wizard, my silver as the Tin Man (appropriate as that was the first role I ever played in high school) and R. SKY Palkowitz as a punk Dorothy!

Photo: Tony Coelho
Photo: Robert Patrick Playwright

Photo: Timmy Truong

Photo: Tony Coehlo

Photo: Timmy Truong

photo: Timmy Truong

striking a mannequin pose for Ricky Luna

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