performance installation (anal electrode, emg sensor, video projection, loudspeakers, packaging material)
An Anuform® anal electrode connected to a modified Peritone EMG sensor registers the activity of my sphincter muscle. Anuform® and Peritone are medical consumer devices for the treatment of incontinence problems. I fake the orgasm of an anonymous subject who took part in an experiment into the nature of the male orgasm in 1980. I attempt to replicate the subject’s sphincter muscle contraction pattern, which was registered during masturbation and orgasm in the experiment. I repeatedly perform the same pattern. The data is projected onto a screen in the form of graphs and is used for digital sound synthesis.
'one of the most solid moments of the evening'
'the Jimi Hendrix of the sphincter'
Lidové Noviny, national newspaper, Czech Republic
'this piece featured two assholes too many'
The WIRE, contemporary music magazine, UK
(c) Martin Popelár / OCNM Archive
from: J.G. Bohlen et al. (1980). The Male Orgasm: Pelvic Contractions Measured by Anal Probe. Archives of
Sexual Behavior, 9(6), pp. 503-522.
modified peritone sensor