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Thursday, May 28, 2009

"Impulse to Suck"

That's the title of Karen Finley's new piece. About Eliot Spitzer.

Controversial performance artist Karen Finley was in Albany on March 10, 2008 to hear a speech from Governor Eliot Spitzer on Reproductive Health. Instead, Spitzer performed a public apology for his involvement in a prostitution ring. IMPULSE TO SUCK uses the confession, the sexual encounter, the apology to his wife, and many other facets of the scandal to examine the repercussions of knowing the intimate lives of our political leaders.
I had the pleasure and privilege of seeing Finley perform an early excerpt from this a while back, shortly after the events. Highlight was definitely the black tube socks. If you get what I mean...

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