The Wall of Vagina
Victoria, Canada: Anteism Publishing, 2011
78 pp., hardcover (canvas on board)
Edition of 8
Handbound edition documenting performance artist Kembra Pfahler's signature "Vagina Wall" piece, photographed by Bruce La Bruce, with texts by Pfhaler and Michael Vannoy Adams. Available from the publisher, here, for $1000.00.
"I first saw the pancake stack up of girls in a cheezey magazine I bought at 7/11, while on tour across the U.S. with my band “The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black”. It was a picture that I always remembered. I duplicated it live at the Disinformation Conference in New York in 2002. Samoa filmed us that night with his new camera. He was excited about this new performance too. We were in our traditional band outfits... I gave Alice a turkey baster filled with plain yogurt that she ‘splooged’ onto me as I was on the top.
A couple of years later, at a show in Los Angeles that was organized by Ron Atheyand Vaginal Creme Davis... I did the W.O.V. live again and we decided to do a photo shoot in the garden of the hotel we were staying at. The Highland Gardens. These are the photos by Bruce La Bruce, Legendary filmaker....
Bruce La Bruce’s direction was perfect. He made us feel beautiful and important. It was a little precarious because we just sort of free~balled the situation and pretended like everything was normal when we were shooting. He motivated us to focus on our intentions. Bruce is a very important ‘pre~code’ filmaker. Because of him... punk rock boys everywhere blossomed into glamourous porn stars and artists."
- Kembra Pfhaler - NYC, 2009