In 1968 the seminal Fluxus artist Terry Kitchen in a performance at the
Leo Castelli Gallery on West Broadway in New York City cryogenically stored
4.6 liters of semen. Mr. Kitchen, who often worked closely with the artist
joseph Bueys, intended to distribute the stored semen after a period of
30 years, to willing donors who would be artificially inseminates and
threby to create what Kitchen described to Bueys as "one big family
of everyone in the world." Like Buey's "Thousand Oaks Project,
which combined fertility, immortality, and nature, Kitchen pushes the
boundaries of what is meant by "artistic production."
For the Frankfurt am Main Free Manifesta / Manifesta 4 Mr. Kitchen will
distribute free of charge his stored semen to any applicant who is willing
to become a participant in the project.
HOW TO LOCATE
Contact Terry Kitchen by mail:
103 Greenbush Road
Orangeburg, New York
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Terry Kitchen was born in Brooklyn, NY
and studied at The Art Students League, and Pratt Institute. Along with
Nam June Paik and Yoko Ono, he helped found the NY FLUXSCHOOL in Soho,
a free day-care center for the children of artists. In 2002, Mr. Kitchen
was nominated for a National Medal for Arts, as well as a Pulitzer Prize
in Photography. Mr. Kitchen lives and works in Orangeburg, New York, where
he lives with his wife Irene, and his two cats, Mustard and Pickles.