Daria Martin: Minotaurby Claudia La Rocco
The New Museum of Contemporary Art: January 28 – March 22, 2009
Real Minotaurs Like It Dirty
Not like this … bird song
dappled sun, cedars: this is
a goddamn haiku
Minotaur, it’s time for your close-up
You’ll be played by a saggy old man with a proud bearing
She’ll have great knockers, relax
Come out of the fucking labyrinth already
And keep the hanky-panky clean for the school tours.
Shame’s out these days.
Look at those randy dancers:
their hands off each other.
The Rodins are blushing.
The only one having an orgasm here is the cinematographer.
Where’d that dang Minotaur get to now?
That’s the problem with the talent, always running off to cool their egos with mossy stones.
Minotaur! Minotaur? Don’t make me
go all Anna Halprin on your Mediterranean ass.
About the Author
CLAUDIA LA ROCCO writes about performance for the New York Times and is the founder of thePerformanceClub.org, which won a 2011 Arts Writers Grant. She is a member of Off The Park press, where she is editing an anthology of poems by painters. She is on the faculty of the School of Visual Art's graduate program in Art Criticism and Writing.