Jack Sargent discusses the work of Samantha Sweeting (my UK-based friend who once suckled a lamb in a show *swoon*) on his blog:
‘Samantha Sweeting’s work has followed a number of strands, which entwine in themes around a specific body, her own, as a zone that is simultaneously nurturing, consuming, sexual, and animal. Her earliest works as a performer were presented under the name Jezebelle, the Phoenician princess who worshipped Baal the male fertility god associated with holy prostitution.
The Jezebelle works existed as an anonymous website and as a series of projections of her super-8 film One Night Stand. Showing the artist sleeping, the film was screened at a London striptease bar and a female sex shop. She also carried out a performance with her longterm partner, the intensity of which provoked the collapse of their relationship…’
Well worth nosing around the rest of his blog too — it’s quite a delightful journey through art and cinema and performance and such, with links to many curious happenings.