There were four generations of Pentecostal women on his grandmother's side. The artist's body chemistry changes, the audience's chemistry changes. Is it a sound installation? And no matter how many times I did it, I was in it. I was a bit outside myself. Let us discuss said anatomy briefly. Finding logic is something I demand.
Ron has magic hands, strong, healing, intuitive.
Ron Athey with Philippe Liotard
I think a lot of things I was trying to do with the body had to do with ecstatic states. The artist, after all, is known to have an interest in the sun. And life-giving hands, earth-transforming hands, coaxing a lush garden of Vietnamese and Japanese grasses from inhospitable soil. Sebastian, patron saint of the plague-stricken, an early Christian martyr who was tied to a tree and shot with arrows. You get paid very little for talks. It was the only thing that brought me to that space. His scores make his case.