Beyoncé Made Me Do It

Rachel copying Beyoncé copying Pipi

with thanks to:
Beyoncé “Hold up”
Pipiloti Rist “Ever is Overall”

Rachel & Sho copying Beyoncé & Jay Z

with thanks to:
The Carters “Apes**t”

Rachel copying Jay Z copying Abramovic

with thanks to:
Jay Z “Picasso Baby”
Marina Abramovic “The Artist is Present”

Performance Art
Baby
I’m a performer
Performing Art
Baby

Just a second
I’ll be present
Like Abramovic
Just don’t call
me a bitch
when I refuse
your video clip
I’ll lay for you
the rhythm table
and together we’ll
create art that’s
unstable
or whatever label
you want to put on it

Will you brush my hair
feed me grapes in my chair
or have me hold a gun
in my hand, like you
/I just don’t care

What is this anyway?
Rock, pop, hip hop?
Balkan Baroque

Give me those
red & black tones
while I scrub
these bones

Performance Art
Baby
I’m a performer
Performing Art
Baby

Performer audience
shiver down your spine
while I control
your mind
Dan Graham knows
what I’m sayin
We’ll be vibing
while describing
your attention
become an extension
of him, me, Pipi

No rest till you pass
her performance test
visit each other’s
body & brain
in her home
our body’s the
projection plain

I’m not a girl
who misses much
take part in the ritual
get in touch
Lennon & Ono
cut piece
cut me up

Performance Art
Baby
I’m a performer
Performing Art
Baby

Theatre pieces
we owe it to the first wave
Klein Cage
anarchy
the body
participatory
Beyoncé &
Jay Z

Queen B
making art
contemporary

Respect
I’ll appropriate
for my own
project.