Ron Athey - Pleading in the Blood - The art and Performance of Ron Athey

Ron Athey - Pleading in the Blood - The art and Performance of Ron Athey

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Pleading in the Blood - The art and Performance of Ron Athey

Ron Athey started his career in the SoCal punk scene with his then boyfriend, Rozz Williams of Christian Death. Together they worked on art, experimenting with visual, performance, and audio experimentations that lead to the project Premature Ejaculation. They parted ways and Ron continued his journey of expression through means of putting his body through extremes to convey his message through sometimes extraordinary states of self mutilation and pain thresholds. A true trailblazer and iconoclast. On of the most important arts to rise from the punk scene and queer community. 

Ron Athey is an iconic figure in the development of contemporary art and performance, frequently questioning the limits of artistic practice. Pleading in the Blood explores how Athey’s visceral practice foresaw and precipitated the central place afforded sexuality, identity and the body in art and critical theory in the late twentieth century.

Softcover
248 pages