Jonathan Beilin

Human Shield — 2013

Dedicated to Stephen O'Malley

Materials: wax, one male, one female*.

For this performance piece, a partner and I walked on stage and undressed. She waxed my chest and placed each hairy strip of wax on her chest to construct her own plate of chest-hair. When we were done, we put on each others’ clothes.

* Please bear with the reductive identities.