Pleasure Addicts is a performance landscape, an all woman-carnival, a transmission from another media universe, where an evening of channel flipping is compressed into a single space. Pleasure Addicts explores the love-hate, inherently unstable push-pull nature of mass media conceptions of femininity drawn from celebrity culture, reality television, lifestyle programming, and run of the mill prime-time TV.
Performed by Yvonne Bambrick, Lo Bil, Leila Gajusingh, Brenda Goldstein, Cathy Gordon, Jesika Joy, Heather Keung, Maria Legault, Victoria Moufawad, Jennifer Norton, Aubrey Reeves and Claudia Wittmann.
The Pleasure Addicts performance was conceived by Brenda Goldstein after a year-long collaboration with: Jesika Joy, Leila Gajusingh, Heather Keung, Jenn Norton, Aubrey Reeves, and Claudia Wittmann. Watch for our upcoming video Piece of Me.
Pleasure Addicts is indebted to the support and assistance of FADO, Heather Haynes and the Toronto Free Gallery, and the Ontario Arts Council.
Set and props: David Frankovich, Stephanie Chris
Video: Cabot McNenly
Make-up: Shawna Renee
Photos: Henry Chan