On January 22, 2020, the Jim Henson Foundation announced its 2020 awards, including a workshop grant for Model Killer: Giant Crimes + Tiny Cover-Ups. In Model Killer, a disgruntled dollhouse maker turned investigator builds dioramas of “unsolved” murders, only for it to be revealed that she’s a serial killer.
On November 2, 2018, Jacki Apple wrote Love Lost and the Enchantment of Objects, a critical essay on my performance, Object of Her Affection, for Fabrik in her column, Peripheral Visions: Perspectives on Performance, Media and Culture.
In organizing the Kickstarter campaign for Object of Her Affection, I’ve been reflecting on the inspiration that led to the performance. I’ve been developing the ideas behind Object of Her Affectionfor a while: Back in 2010 – my wheels started spinning when I stumbled upon footage of a woman who wanted to marry an amusement park ride.