494 full moons rose between the original theatrical release of Texas Chain Saw Massacre and this rooftop performance. Over the course of an hour,
1. I hammered together a simple cone-shaped altar with 3" framing nails and five 2x4s; and hung red, yellow, blue, black, and white 8.5" x 11" cards from each framing stud leg;
2. pull started a gas powered chain saw, used it to taunt street goers below, and then hung it idling chain end down from the altar peak;
3. lit five white pillar candles at each of the structure's feet and danced in lunatic circles around the smoking chainsaw;
4. stripped out of my clothes, sheared every hair off my body with a pair of electric barber clippers, and anointed myself with mud harvested from where Ed Gein’s house once stood in Plainfield, WI;
5. split the back of a whole chicken with a carving knife and tied it to my face with red masonry twine, put on a black vinyl butcher apron, and screamed into the video camera;
and changed through red, yellow, blue, black, and white hooded sweatshirts after each sequence. Viewers could see the performance only via live feed on a large projection screen indoors and could hear the performance only by walking outside.