Orgasmic Origami

"Chase me! Mate with me! Seduce me!” yells Isabella Rossellini dressed in red spandex and bug eyes. “He’s so strong and sharp, he doesn’t need a vagina at all. He ejaculates in my wound.” The Lynchian actress is reenacting the mating ritual of bedbugs. As if the little bastards weren’t gross enough, just imagine them in your sheets stabbing each other with their little dagger penises — the females crawling away bleeding, the males high-fiving. The video is one of five shorts in Seduce Me, the miniseries follow-up to Green Porno, in which she dramatizes the seduction between salmon, cuttlefish, snakes, and ducks. The actress is the writer, director, and performer of the series, and she’s coming to Miami in what may be one of the coolest cameos of Art Basel.

She’ll appear at the Wolfsonian (1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach) for the opening reception of ”Seduce Me,” the shorts and a site- specific installation that features the elaborate paper sculptures used in Rossellini’s latest miniseries of animal porn. When it opens this Wednesday, attend “The Arts of Seduction” featuring Mondavi wines, dinner, and an auction with Rossellini-designed handbags. “Seduce Me” will be up until December 5, and the museum is open Thursday through Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. and until 9 p.m. Fridays. Admission costs $7 for adults; $5 for seniors, students, and kids; and is free for members. Call 305-531-1001, or visit wolfsonian.org.
Wed., Dec. 1, noon, 2010

 
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