4.08.2008

bringing back first base

intensely inspired by this post, a few friends and I recently staged a twelve-hour public makeout. E's class had rented out a downtown space for a gallery show, and I wiggled my way in under the guise of "collaboration."

so friday the 14th of March, 2008, we set up in a massive window and started kissing. we had at least one couple kissing from noon until midnight -- needless to say, hour eleven was epic.

much love and thanks for the general broadmindedness, amazing hearts, and even better lips of many friends, without whom I would have been up the proverbial creek with a broken jaw for a paddle.




stayed tuned for possible future projects, including a twelve-hour makeoutdoors (Boulevard Park this summer?) and a makeout flash-mob (not for 12 hours, we'd all go to jail).

3 comments:

anna francis said...

That is such a brilliant idea - snogging as art.
did people get sore lips and tongues, or did they do a relay?

amelia k. bowler said...

yes and yes! I took the first four hours straight with a few different partners, but other than that I don't think anyone went for more than an hour or so at a time. we had chapstick, mouthwash, and vodka on hand, so everyone stayed pretty happy.

thanks for the comment :)

knitbot said...

I recognize some of those kissers! I saw your post on my blog about a Hovander wedding. Feel free to email me at knitbot (at) gmail.com. I can only say good things.

-Janet