Choke Hole

Born from the illegal warehouse parties of New Orleans.... Comes the ultimate hybrid of Sensationalist Pro-Wrestling and Gender-bending Performance.

"In the distant future and in a society that is just a distorted version of our world today, CHOKE HOLE is the most popular form of entertainment, regularly broadcast in front of millions of viewers. What a judicial system to resolve disputes between absurd citizens of Choke Hole, grew into a gladiator-esque cultural and capitalist phenomenon. "

The drag-wrestling phenomenon CHOKE HOLE is a multimedia performance happening in a class of its own, which looks at the traditionally macho world of wrestling through a queer lens and thus emphasizes and reinforces the extravagant and comical elements of professional wrestling. The performers appropriate the ring to come up with ideas of the spectacle and American absurdity
to play.

Her loud and lascivious shows, which mostly take place in abandoned warehouses in New Orleans, combine choreographed show fights, lip sync performances, acting and pre-recorded "backstage dramas" into an immersive nightlife experience. Launched in 2018, CHOKE HOLE has grown into one of the most hyped underground events in America, which has been written about in numerous publications such as the New York Times and Vice, and for which even Academy Award winner and screen legend Susan Sarandon fought for a front row seat.

No items found.
CURRENT & upcoming performances
CorpOrale 2020-Present: A transformation from bodies into an orchestra, a sound-performative installation maintaining the same characteristics, research, and compositional principle. CorpOrale is currently ready to be distributed as a structured 35-minute performance.. and is currently looking for funds or residencies to be able to expand it.

BLUE 2020-Present: Blue is a video art work that was born during the first lockdown in collaboration with the director and video maker Ivan Neri.I intend to transform blue into a performative installation, reconstructing inside a hypothetical exhibition space the cellar in which I closed myself to work during those interminable and dark weeks of lockdown. Thus recreating that intimate place suspended in time, and inviting one spectator at a time to enter and immerse themselves in this intimate, suspended, and solitary space.
-video and performative installation available for distribution.

Embodied space 2021: Embodied space is a long durational and site-specific performance conceived in 2019 but still never performed. Embodied space has been selected by the Marina Abramovic Institute to take part in a group exhibition dedicated to long durational performance at the Feltrinelli Foundation in Milan, during the Milan design week (it should have happened last April but due to the covid the date has yet to be defined). Last April 2021 I was selected with this project to take part in a 1-month residency at the Q21, Museum quarter Vienna. A video project from the work Embodied space was born from this residency, in collaboration with Ivan Neri, but we are still in the editing process.
-this performance is available for distribution.