the COMPANY of MEN
Damien Hinds approached me about the Company of Men exhibition, as part of Mid Summer, late 2013 after seeing my White Walls photographic series. I said yes but as always, I couldn’t leave it just as that. I approached Simon O’Logy who I had just done a 3D photo shoot with and asked if he wanted to get involved and show case the work we’d done together. The images are one of the best any ones ever done of me, add to that they’re in 3D!
Then I was told there was an old elevator shaft in the gallery space. With the help of Damien I quickly transformed the shaft into a naked, sweaty, muscle play area where gallery attendees can watch me do my thing from above. I called it “The Pit”
On opening night and every Friday during the exhibition I did my performance piece. I explore my tag line “it’s ALL about the FLEX!” working out with my weights, topless, sweaty, FLEX!ing in the mirrors and all with my trademark hard on. This was the idea all along, a voyeuristic show bringing the viewer into my head, my world, and my pit… (and getting a whiff of my potent pits!) And as things in my ADHD head flow 100 thoughts/minute, so does the show when I break into a 3 song performance art piece involving masturbation, #mirrorlovin and a blue G String and wig! There is a meaning behind everything but its up to you what you take away. A smile, a raised eyebrow or an image to jerk off too.
Saturday’s performances explore me as a worldwide fantasy. The first of this series was based on what my instgram is renowned for, #MIRRORLOVIN, me topless or naked, taking selfies in the mirror. I took a series of photographs of me in jock straps and lycra. Pumping up with my weights and oiling myself down. The second Saturday was a free web cam show. I get a lot of money doing web cam shows and I invited my fans, peers or anyone to join in on a group cam session with me. It was extremely popular and started out as expected. I was asked to FLEX! questions about my porn films, a display of my cock rings and ended in a massive circle jerk! The final Saturday performance I promised everyone a “Happy ending” So i grabbed a hot jock and fucked him in the pit.
The success of the show lead to Mardi Gra asking to present it in Sydney. This got Damien thinking about it being an annual event. Damien has put the entire show on from his own pocket. All the amazing artists involved were not paid. We all believed in the project or in what we had to show and jumped on board. It would be great if this is how it could run every year but it’d also be great if I pissed bourbon and my shit was pure protein that I could recycle. Next year needs funding, and to get funding from the arty farty not-a-fkin-clue wankers who have all the money we have to prove that the exhibition is popular with the public. So I have a MASSIVE favour to ask you, to get the ball rolling, please go to the Company of Men link below and like the page. Damien, I and all the artists that get involved next year will be really grateful!
For more of me and Simon’s other amazing images go to.
For a pretty FKIN cool first write up about my performance piece check out this guys blog entry.