7th Annual Transmodern Festival April 15 – April 18, 2010


    4256260936_bdbb1aab06Sadie Lune is a multimedia artist, sex worker, and pleasure activist. She has won awards for her films and performances, exhibited explicit whore-positive work in museums, and shown her cervix internationally. She is looking for patrons and a wife. Sadie lives in San Francisco with her three snakes. www.sadielune.com

    SirenStroll- In Memory of Heels Clacking Cobblestone

    SirenStroll will conjure the ghost’s of the sex workers of Baltimore’s distant and recent past in an interactive ritual streetwalk. The procession-of-one will explore the mythologies vs. realities of prostitution, while honoring the history of Baltimore’s sex workers and bringing visibility to continuing violence against sex workers. While tourists pay to hear about the ghosts of prostitutes that haunt Fell’s Point from days of yore, women and other workers are still dieing trying to make a living in Baltimore; in 2008, five women who worked as prostitutes were brutally killed.
    As sex workers are often depicted as sirens, calling men to their doom, as well as people who live between worlds of legality, class, and desire/repulsion, I will personify a ghostlike mermaid appointed with items symbolic of the power, skills, and vulnerability of sex workers. Using repetitive actions and verbalizations, I will actively solicit donations for my roving altar to the dead sex workers of Baltimore, especially those fallen in the line of duty. I will transverse the entire region of Thames street, back and forth along Fell’s Point, building an altar on wheels as I go, adorned with objects obtained from the exchange with tourists, locals and other artists.

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