On the chilly evening of February 14th, 2015, Cara Benedetto performed her Right to Romance.
In an effort to dissolve the notion of ‘coming’ as used in phallocentric economy Benedetto’s work hopes to stimulate a discussion on the importance of women’s desires and sexuality as abundant, fluid, and multiple. In the past year Benedetto has created promotional materials around a romance novel they may or may not ever be written, including a teaser trailer, wiki page, several press releases, billboard ad, sales pitch, and tare sheets, as well as the novel itself.
‘The Coming of Age’, the romance novel in body and being is structured the same, highlighting various comings, occurring as a series of small pressures or processes that leads to more.
Leading up to this event Benedetto produced a trailer for the book titled ‘Teaser’ which was part of Blonde Art Books’ presentation at Interstate, Brooklyn – U:L:O Part II, This Summer… as well as an exhibition titled ‘Bad Conscience‘ organized by John Miller at Metro Pictures, New York.
Below are images from the book launch and performance at Molasses Books:
An excerpt from Benedetto’s self-published book – The Coming of Age by Cara Benedetto, 2014, Paperback, 150 pages