I'll give it to you

 
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I'LL GIVE IT TO YOU, 2015

Collection of poems by Susannah Simpson. Covers letter-pressed on a Vandercook II at Green Door Studios. Inside text printed with the generous assistance of Burlington City Arts. Hand-sewn and bound at New City Galerie. Purchase inquiries contact here

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MOTHER MEN

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MOTHER MEN is a performance art piece (to be!) that investigates the male (including trans men and non-binary beings who identify with their male bodies) relationship to pregnancy and fertility. These domains, due to both biology and socialization, have been primarily relegated to women. Susannah is curious how men might embody those different states and energies outside of literally conceiving. 

What might it be like to be physically unable to become pregnant, while being aware of, witnessing, and/or co-experiencing pregnancy? How can men and other-gendered creatures be "pregnant" without going through childbirth, and what else can one be pregnant with? Aside from virility, how does fertility breed itself within the male body and identity?

An investigation of the intersections of tenderness, violence, and pleasure, as relating to female-bodied people in a mass-media saturated world. This piece navigates stereotypes and expectations of womxn as both givers and receivers in the aforementioned realms in juxtaposition with the messy, unpredictable interlude of primal creature expression, raw, desirous and raging against and through the projected machine. 

FEEDING

An installation altar devoted to nourishing and honoring the earthliness and sensuality of the Virgin Mary. The altar mimics shapes inherent in Catholic iconography in its format, while also bearing fruit, flowers, hair, and seashells elevating and including such earthly and human elements into the realm of the "Divine." 

This piece was made as part of a larger, continuing body of work attempting to restore autonomy and voice to the human known as Mary, to nourish and explore the possibilities of her being outside of the Virgin and Mother roles. 

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Artist devoted to FEEDING

WARM WOMEN

WARM WOMEN is an ever-evolving performance art piece exploring female/femme sexuality in all its expansiveness, complexity, and magic through the stories and lenses of the womxn involved.

The original piece premiered at Bushwick Open Studios in Brooklyn., NY June of 2015, and went on to go on a National US tour the following Spring 2016, in efforts to share the piece with as wide a range of audiences possible.

WARM WOMEN at Piano Fight in San Francisco, March 2016

After many years of traveling, and deeply falling in love with Mexico, and connecting with the creative community in the pueblo magico Cholula, both by performing, and facilitating, at Performatica, a bi-annual intensive/celebration of dance and movement arts held at UDLAP (Universidad de Las Americas Puebla), a desire was bred to create a new version of WARM WOMEN in Spanish with femme performers in community there.

In Spring 2017, through a residency at the DIY arts space Segundo Piso (helmed by the eaders of Performatica),  WARM WOMEN CHOLULA was born. This iteration of the piece is entirely in Spanish, made in collaboration with the Latina performers involved.

WARM WOMEN CHOLULA at Casa Nueve Workósfera Puebla, MX

ECO-PORNS

 

I believe new and wide-ranging representations of eroticism and sexuality are imperative for the healthy evolution of our civilization. I am literally starting from the ground up. I identify as an eco-sexual, a being that believes in a multitude of connections to the Earth, including an innately sensual relationship. 

The Earth, her magic, and vast scope of manifestations turn me on, stoke me up, delight and intrigue me. I see the Earth as the ultimate sexy, fluid entity, from which we were made, and from where our own currents of desire and sensation are born. Human beings, by their very embodiment, are phenomena of nature. 

I want to explore her, and myself accordingly, as a way to honor this earthly opportunity and celebrate all that sensuality entails. As a devout eco-feminist and sex-positivity warrior, this speaks to my deepest belief in conscious, empowered embodiment as a venue for holistic (r)evolution.

 

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Eco-porn Stills

From Golden Bond, 2017

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From SHELL PORNO (Teaser), 2017

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Eco-porns are available for film and art gallery screenings.