Performance, with mixed-media and documentation
In November 2014, Pick-Up ‘Artist’ Julien Blanc was deported from Australia, following widespread protest in response to a seminar series that instructed psychological and emotional manipulation in order to ‘pick up’ women. Techniques advocated include choking and pulling women into his groin.
In ‘pimpingmygame.com’, the Performer does a public reading of excerpts from Julien Blanc’s seminar ‘Pimp’.
‘pimpingmygame.com’, the title taken from one of Blanc’s former ‘pick-up’ series’, explores this incident, disrupting the assumed passivity of Blanc’s target, and subverting the nature of the gaze and considerations and conventions of body image and sex roles.