“…Was Already Screaming Its Name” is a multi-video installation piece comprising three identical explicit films with different casts.

It is in part a queer revision of the Daphnis et Chloe story in which two young teens struggle to express their sexuality with one another (the solution offered up to them by the god Love is too nerve-wracking and strange). The films use this provocation to investigate the performance of sexuality in both domestic and theatrical contexts, through a series of choreographed images and movements set alongside footage of un-directed sex captured with a super-up-close lens. The installation invites audiences to reflect on their own sexual practices in relation to what is expected of them, and perform them on the beds laid out before the screens.

In June 2019, the piece was shown at one of Berlin’s biggest sex-positive parties: Pornceptual. In this iteration we set up three beds infront of the screens, and recreated the mirror/chair setup from the film in the performance space. By inviting the guests to interact directly with the work, the room becomes an open stage space and the spectators are now performers, responding and recreating the work. 

“...Was Already Screaming Its Name”

Performance and Video Installation

Concept and Direction: Crispin Lord
Choreography: Marcus Bell, Crispin Lord
Videography: Jasmine Darlington 
Casting: Chris Phillips, Crispin Lord

Performers: Franz Luettig, Sly, Nicky Miller, Lea Besson