“Body As Commodity” // Performance + Installation

In Art Shows, Arts + Curiosities on August 20, 2014 at 4:36 am


Installation // Performance :: 11pm-12am

Opening Reception // group art show

VECTOR Gallery
154 E Broadway
nyc, ny

Lena Marquise is a performance artist who focuses on art direction, and works within installations, adding an element of static sculpture – she conveys static tension with her choice of position and blocking, as well as the position the audience is placed within; despite being outside of the conventional context of the installation. In concept as well as in practice, Marquise focuses on the duality of creating works as the voyeur, as well as the exhibitionist.

“Body As Commodity”
Interactive RealDoll© Installation

Concept // “Jakob Grimm”
Performance // Lena Marquise
Broker and Agency // Chrissy Christine

“Body As Commodity” forces the participant to consider whether using a doll for sexual pleasure commodifies sex more or less immorally than using a real body for amenities that can be monetarily quantified, such as energy (literally, a charged mobile phone; figuratively, part of a ‘soul’).
Using the exchange of literal energy to figurative energy to exemplify the exchange of sexuality for monetary gain, such as in the adult entertainment industry or sex work, the participant is liberated from societal ethics in order to better assess their personal moral stance on the use of a body for commercial gain, and how the social presentation of sexuality or pleasure may affect their views. The participant is also forced to reflect on the ability of desire to turn into need, how great their need for energy can become, and how it can eclipse the social ethics instilled in them.



Kink: Theory + Practices

In Arts + Curiosities on February 10, 2014 at 3:24 am


The dark allure of Dominance and submission has reached a wide array of minds in the past few years. It is our observation that many who resonate with its principles and wish to experience its mysteries lack the proper key (or even door). Mistress Lady Wednesday and La Grotta have jointly fashioned a solution to this problem. “Kink: Theory and Practice” will provide a concise and thorough tutelage to novices of varying experience levels. Our Mistress will be giving an introductory lecture regarding the¬†spectrum of approaches taken to the field of BDSM. After steeping in this knowledge, participants will be provided with hands on experience; an opportunity to play with some of the techniques discussed in a comfortable supervised atmosphere.

The world of kink grants access to deep reserves of power (for Doms, subs, and “switches” alike). In the spirit of mystery and self-exploration, Frater Baldur will be giving a half hour lecture on Sex Magic and its potential application in the realm of Dominance and submission. We will conclude the evening with a social mixer for attendees to mingle and meet with other starry eyed participants.

9:00 // Doors
9:15 // Theory
9:45 // Practice
10:15 // Application
11:00 // Sex Magic
11:30 // Mixer
1:00 // Fin

Sponsored by La Grotta, Boudoir Rouge, CatLand, and Purple Passion//DV8

To purchase advanced tickets online for $15, please visit kinktheoryandpractice.brownpapertickets.com

Tickets will also be available at the door for $25

CAKE // performance by MODE Artkitek [LIVE TEASER]

In Arts + Curiosities, Parties + Theatrics on April 18, 2013 at 4:41 am



Teaser of
Performance by MODE Artkitek //
Natasha Nebula
Holy Scar
Shot + Edited // Lena Marquise
Music // Goldfrapp “Crystalline Green”
Performed LIVE at Stimulate NYC [Feb 2013]


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