Ross’ site-specific performative project, Gabriel, is based around his intimate written communications with a prisoner named Gabriel housed in a California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi, CA. In one of his letters to Ross, Gabriel wrote about a fantasy he had in which they are both lifted into the air from their respective homes and unite in his namesake mountains that he can see from his cell window: the San Gabriel Mountains. Using this site, Ross employed elements of Western ritual magic to invoke the Archangel Gabriel’s spirit and explored their sexual unification through collective fantasy and desire.
‡Los Angeles (2014)
Los Angeles Nomadic Division
with guest An Thorne (Canada)
‡Mexico City (2014)
with guest Yecid Calderón (Bogotá, Colombia)
‡Emergency INDEX Vol.4 (2015)
Performance documented in international performance review.