Todd Shalom and Juan Betancurth: Sketchy Walk
May 31 2012
For “Sketchy Walk” participants met at historic and still-active cruising points on the Bowery. They singly explored both anachronistic and current urban symbols and rituals that facilitate sexual encounters. Artists Betancurth and Shalom incorporated stories from Carlos Motta’s and Joshua Lubin-Levy’s book Petite Mort: Recollections of a Queer Public into the walk, as the group used the opportunity to intimately realize its past repression and potential joy in the present.
Sketchy Walk was originally conceived in the context of Carlos Motta’s “Petite Mort: Recollections of a Queer Public” (2011), a project commissioned by Forever & Today, Inc., New York.