Part of Summer 1995
The Passion Cave is a magical, interactive, multi-media performance by American performance artist Frank Moore. Moore and members of his performance troupe Chero will combine video, dance and shamanistic ritual to transport and transform the audience into a primal tribal body in joyous play.
Sometimes billed as a ‘deformed shaman’ (he has had cerebral palsy since birth) Moore uses experimental theatre, video, erotic performances and mystical shamanism to humorously and at times outrageously explore the body as a center of sensual and erotic joy. Active on the West coast avant-garde art scene for over twenty years, Moore’s art is an ‘underground war against fragmentation on all realities’, his tools being ‘magic, our bodies, taboos and dreams. We need to be warriors who will go into the areas of taboo, will push beyond where it is comfortable and safe.’ (High Performance Magazine)
‘Moore takes advantage of his disadvantage, becoming an unlikely guide into the pleasure of the body, taking audiences where they would probably never go without the example of his vulnerabiiity and trust… That Moore should be the one urging us to stay connected to our physical selves is both ironic and poetic.’ (Village Voice)
Co-sponsored by A Space Gallery