“If this sounds a little bewildering, that’s because it is, at least at ﬁrst…but the artist’s voice is so earthy and genial that you happily follow along." —The New York Times
Farmhouse Whorehouse, an Artist Lecture by Suzanne Bocanegra Starring Lili Taylor is the third in a series of performances by visual artist Suzanne Bocanegra. It follows When a Priest Marries a Witch, an Artist Lecture by Suzanne Bocanegra Starring Paul Lazar and Bodycast, an Artist Lecture by Suzanne Bocanegra Starring Frances McDormand. Bocanegra's performance is part artist lecture, part memoir and part cultural essay. Farmhouse Whorehouse considers the lives of Bocanegra's grandparents on their small farm in La Grange, Texas, which was located across the road from the Chicken Ranch, better known as “The Best Little Whore-house in Texas.” Using text, songs, film and projections, Bocanegra and actress Lili Taylor tell a rambling story examining the idyllic place the rural world occupies in our urban imagination as well as the invention of the pastoral in art, contemporary homesteading and back to the land movements, and various utopian communities throughout history.