Taking its name from the historic collaborative writing marathons led by Bernadette Mayer and others in NYC during 1972-73, Unnatural Acts (2010) explored the themes of hunger, war, and desire through public acts of collaboration. Beginning with two days of installation and performance by Amina Cain and Jennifer Karmin, a group of ten writers/artists gathered on the third day to write together over the course of eight hours. In a daily ritual inaugurated on the fourth day, the outline of a new person’s body was traced onto the bodies of text until the exhibit closed.
Unnatural Acts was presented as part of Not Content, a series of text projects curated by Les Figues Press at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. 8 hours of collaborative writing with Harold Abramowitz, Tisa Bryant, Amina Cain, Teresa Carmody, Saehee Cho, K. Lorraine Graham, Jennifer Karmin, Laida Lertxundi, India Radfar, and Mark Wallace.