Tootsie Licks

Multi-channel video
times vary, 2006

'Tootsie Licks' (2006) is a multi channel video installation, consisting of three individuals each licking a tootsie roll pop from beginning to end. 'Tootsie Licks' relies on the viewers associations with the presented act. While the individuals are not engaged in a sexual act but rather consuming a product marketed to children with the 1980’s slogan “How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie roll pop” it is the viewer projecting, perceiving and sexualizing the content. 'Tootsie Licks' explores the subjective nature of communication between performer and viewer.