AARON MATTOCKS (www.aaronmattocks.com) is a performer, writer, and a founding member of the Collective for Dance Writing and New Media.
6:59 AM: Text to Aram Jibilian, boyfriend and fellow performer: Nervous as fuck. Cop car right in front of me. No response. Alone with fear. Time to move.
In 2000 at the Kitchen, choreographer John Jasperse premiered Fort Blossom, which features a lengthy nude male duet that confronts the gaze of the audience in surprising ways. In a rare look back, Jasperse will reinvestigate the work at New York Live Arts from May 9 12, by creating an expanded version: Fort Blossom revisited (2000/2012).