Monday, February 20, 2012

Babyfucker Blog Project: Jon R.




Scoring Urs Allemann

Jon Rutzmoser




BABYFUCKER PERFORMANCE NO. 1

Using a standard word processing application, in a white font of your choice, transcribe all of Urs Allemann’s Babyfucker.
Once you are finished print the entire document.
Begin tearing the document into pieces.
As you tear, eat the pieces.
Continue until you have eaten all of the document.
Spend the next two hours researching the number of baby rapes that have occurred since the day you were born.
Light a candle.
Make yourself cough.


BABYFUCKER PERFORMANCE NO. 2

Read
Babyfucker aloud with your right hand raised in the air.
After you’ve finished, put on William Friedkin’s 1973 film The Exorcist.
Sit in a chair with your back facing the film.
Turn down the volume as low as it goes.
Sit like this in the dark for the entire film.


BABYFUCKER PERFORMANCE NO. 3

Lie alone on your back in the bed of a Chevrolet truck.
Piss yourself while trying to lick your own elbow.
Imagine yourself in a Mercedes-Benz.


BABYFUCKER PERFORMANCE NO. 4

Imagine the most awful image that you can.
Write a book in the first person exploring that image.
Make sure that your name is on every page.
Email it to every person you know.


BABYFUCKER PERFORMANCE NO. 5

Repeat the word “unproductive” three times while spinning around in the dark in front of a mirror at midnight.
Draw a self-portrait on someone else’s body.
Title it, Urs Allemann


BABYFUCKER PERFORMANCE NO. 6

Imagine the most magnificent image that you can.
Write a book in the first person exploring that image.
Make sure that your name is on every page.
Email it to every person you know.


BABYFUCKER PERFORMANCE NO. 7

Call your mother.
Tell her about the last person you called a motherfucker.
Call your father a motherfucker.
Ask your mom if your dad ever called her "baby."
Tell her that you are reading a book titled, Babyfucker.
Explain to her why this book is worth reading.


JON R is an artist, writer, and educator living in Los Angeles. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing and Integrated Media from CalArts. His recent writing appears or is forthcoming in
Joyland, DrunkenBoat, Prism of Reality, and X-TRA. He runs an experimental theater space with his partner in their Echo Park apartment.


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