Kinbakushi

2015.  My partner and I were contacted to be a part of a nymphoninjas.net project while its crew was travelling throughout the United States creating content for their erotic photography blog. They were especially interested in capturing the caring and connected aspects of kinbaku between loving partners and since my partner already had submitted to their site in previous years, we agreed to allow them to document a few intimate newaza and semenawa moments between us.

Kinbakushi

2015. Art director and producer Daniel Guzman approached me to tie for a music video that he was in the process of making with Lead Singer Enrique Jesus Hernandez, formerly of the band To The Nines. I had tied the artist for his live stage performance during the MSCRR 8 trip I participated in and he enjoyed the experience so much that he wanted to incorporate kinbaku into a couple of music videos. We shot late one evening in Hollywood, CA and the real benefit of the experience was making new creative friends whom I can collaborate with in the future.

Rigging Consultant

2015.  Push / pull / suspend was an endurance performance by acclaimed artist Mirabelle Jones as part of A Series of Doings curated by Nathalie Elisabeth Brilliant.  This performance interrogated the relationship between stability, individuality, queerness, status, and the flexibility and stamina necessary to maintain these within the context of the collective.  The artist remained bound in shibari / kinbaku as an anchor point and suspended from her were a number of objects representative of the social / psychic / emotional / spiritual / poetic ties which establish her identity.

Kinbakushi

2015. This trip was the 8th installment of Morton Salt Children's Religious Revival (MSCRR) annual trek to Salton Sea, CA where performance art reigns supreme throughout all of the pieces on display by the art troupe's participants. One such artist inquired about collaborating together on some of her live performances where she wanted to incorporate kinbaku elements into her work. I gladly accepted and this whole experience became a wonderful trip which allowed me to FREELY express my own creativity with others.