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Originally commissioned by Die DigitalePlay4UsNow consisted of a live digital performance streamed into the media arts festival’s exhibition space in Düsseldorf, Germany in November 2020. I provided live animated visuals, and performed a live version of BIMBOFY ME, BABY: A Breast Expansion Fantasy in a paid private room.

BIMBOFY ME, BABY Teaser. Full video available on ManyVids and OnlyFans.

In May 2021, video documentation of Play4UsNow was shown at Die Digitale’s five-year retrospective, installed at Heinrich-Heine-Allee subway station in Düsseldorf. Within the first day, Rheinbahn, the public transit authority, shut down the gallery due to complaints that Play4UsNow was obscene and pornographic.

Installation views at Heinrich-Heine-Allee Düsseldorf

Subsequently, our team offered a re-edited blurred version of the video as a compromise, which was also rejected. Finally, after negotiations involving the city mayor and cultural affairs department, the video was moved to the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, where it played in the foyer.

Installation views at Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (June 2021)


Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln: Pornographie? Streit um Düsseldorfer Kunstinstallation
Express: Warum zensiert Security U-Bahn-Kunst? Rheinbahn erklärt den Grund
Westdeutsche Zeitung: Ärger über Kurzfilm im U-Bahnhof
NRZ: Beschwerden: Rheinbahn unterbricht Kunstaktion in

NRZ: Zoff um “verstörendes” Video im Bahnhof hält an
NRZ: Von Kunst und Zensur

Lena Chen
Esben Holk
Stephanie Ballantine

Petra Blair
Mistress Amandara
Goofy Toof
Vega Bonita
Goddess Vanessa
The Benefactress
Elle Peril

Amelie von Godin

Chris Knipp

Commissioned by DIE DIGITALE with additional funding from:
Carnegie Mellon School of Art’s Interdisciplinary Award
Burners Without Borders NERT Civic Ignition Grant
Carnegie Mellon University GuSH Research Grant
Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry’s Residency-in-Your-Room Fellows