Gay Sex with Someone Different Every Day Called “Art” by Performer

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Gay sex and the V-card concept co-exist in our 21st century. Wow, we definitely live in a world of extremes.

V-cards are IDs that identify proud, determined “virgins-until-married”. Gay sex is . . . well, gay sex. And one Russian-born performer is taking gay sex to an extreme in his project that he admits is an exercise in loneliness–shopping for one-night stands in non-places in expectation of becoming a non-place himself.

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Mischa Badasyan is setting out to re-create situations on a daily basis that he says always made him “sad after these meetings.” Masochistic, to say the least.

But, since his project is gaining him international fame, it’s probable that he’ll go forward with his “project,” providing, of course, he finds willing participants. My guess is he will have no problem finding sex partners since he’ll be recruiting by using internet sites like GayRomeo and Gaydar, cruising parks, bars and clubs, as well as utilizing meet-up apps Grindr and Scruff. He just might even have members of the gay community banging down his door to get in.

Here are the details of his idea:

h/t: Arts.Mic

Mischa Badasyan is a 26-year-old performance artist and activist whose next project is turning heads. He has a plan to have sex with someone different, every day, for a year.

 

That’s the basis of Badasyan’s new project, “Save the Date,” the latest in a line of works that explore modern ideas of sexuality and homosexuality. Badasyan, who was born in Russia and now lives in Berlin, has received unprecedented international media attention, both good and bad, for “Save the Date.” The project will begin in September. Badasyan chatted with Mic via Skype about this latest controversial project — a performance that he says is inspired by the gay condition, Taiwanese artists and French philosophy.

 

On hearing about the premise, most people react with snark. But Badasyan’s project asks powerful questions about today’s hook-up culture, particularly within the gay experience, and how that in turn translates to loneliness. Casual, consistent sex is not only an old gay stereotype, but is also easily enabled by apps like Grindr, Scruff or Mister. Badasyan’s performance may seem ludicrous at first, but he’s only pushing an everyday reality to its extremes.

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Badasyan: Looking for love in all the non-places.

Badasyan expects to explore the relationship between the culture of hook-ups, loneliness and the idea of “non-places,” a concept in the work of French philosopher Marc Auge. “He was writing about non-places in the big cities; places like supermarkets, shopping malls, airports, motorways, and he says that people lose their identity, there’s no communication, people don’t feel a belonging to somewhere and that causes the loneliness of people,” said Badasyan. “Save the Date” will extrapolate this cold, often corporate sense of loneliness into his sex life, exploring non-places in reality, in interpersonal relationships and on the Internet, the ultimate non-place.

 

By meeting up with men in places such as parks, Badasyan will explore what happens to sexual interaction when it occurs in a non-place. It’s an experience he knows about from the time he spent performing in Glasgow, while simultaneously looking for men: “I would go to [the park]every night and have sex with guys … until 5 o’clock [or]6 o’clock in the morning. And I was always … I felt very bad, I was crying all the time. I am always sad after these kind of meetings.”

 

He wonders what it means for a person to become as amorphous and cold as the locations themselves. “Eventually I’ll be like a non-place,” he said. “so it’ll be like a supermarket. I’ll go on the date and then I’ll go back.” Becoming a non-place, as disconnected from reality as an airport is from a city center, exposes something interesting about loneliness: Badasyan may meet somebody every day, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t feel alone.

 

Badasyan has been a regular user of gay websites like GayRomeo and Gaydar, and has never been in a relationship. He has downloaded meet-up apps Grindr and Scruff for the project, but he will have to rely on other means if he is alone in a foreign country. “I might be invited to festivals, I might go to another country,” he said. “So I might just find someone in a sex club or in the park cruising.”

Continue reading: http://mic.com/articles/95822/this-performance-artist-is-having-sex-with-someone-new-every-day-for-a-year

Please note: Badasyan–do you suppose that’s his real name? Bad-as[s]-yan. Also, his project is called “Save the Date” or STD for short. Just sayin’.

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