Christmas Decorations Stored Next to the Spanking Bench
“Christmas decorations stored next to the spanking bench” is a performance based on the material reality of individuals who create a devoted “kink” space within a dwelling of limited space. Focused on how the fetish community's sexual interest bump up against the everyday, this performance is based on a common trend I begin to notice as I was invited into sex dungeons/play spaces. Often times these areas will be located in the semi-finished basement of the home. Though the homeowner will make every effort to transform the space to reflect the BDSM acts destined to be performed, the every day problem of space and storage rears its ugly head. Stored objects from the homeowner's life peak through the slings, benches, and floggers. Holiday decorations seem to be a recurrent theme. These stored unrelated objects offer the participants momentary visual distraction from the scene.