Tony Stramolis, 2009
In her seminal work Ass Vag, Narcissister’s radical feminist ontology posits the indiscreet jewels of a complacently sex saturated society against the unruly dreaming of post-porn postmodernity. Dawning black and magenta homespun genitalia of gargantuan proportions, Narcissister plays off of the folkloric myth of the Vagina Dentata – fashioning an oversize ass and vagina pair wired to pleasure only itself. Marrying aggressive eroticism and bawdry humor through puppetry, the work forces the viewer belly up against the coldly oscillating desire of dominant narrative form. With a dyi soundtrack layering rap artist JDilla over samples of Narcissister’s own voice coaxing, crooning and didactically instructing herself into the highest pitches of pleasure, this piece turns sexual objectification on its heels occupying positionalities which are multiple, fluid and polyvocal.
-Katie Cercone, 2008