Gregory Barnett and Dani O'Terry play Rea and Bea, performers from a post revolutionary society whose attempts at replaying scenes of state power being toppled are sabotaged by the pleasures they take at being both victim and torturer. Following the presentation of "Punishment's Place" in the fall of 2018, "Secret Joy" is the second in a quartet of performances engaging the desire for retribution played out in the transformations of monumental sculptural figures.
Research for this project was facilitated by the Wallis Annenberg Helix Fellowship.
*footage by Ian Byers Gamber
...A creature worthy of my trap...Masks of the torturers...And if they cry…Stay a torturer stay!