SEX – SEX – SEX explores pop-song lyrics as collective social memory. Drenched in ultraviolet nostalgia, singing is radicalized to make explicit and multivalent statements about sex, sexuality and lust in relation to popular music.
“SEX-SEX-SEX is gorgeous and disruptive performance. It’s by turns brash, seductive, angry, sorrowful, cheeky, earnest, abrasive, delicious and cathartic. Sara Zaltash holds pop culture’s ideas about love up to a harsh and difficult light: she loves love and hates love, she sings each snippet with powerful commitment and, somehow, critical distance too. It’s a performance that burrows into your heart via your ears and then squeezes hard.” – Harry Giles, Anatomy, Summerhall, Edinburgh.
Saturday 14th December 2013, ]performance s p a c e [, London, UK.
Friday 14th March 2014, Anatomy 8, Summerhall, Edinburgh, UK.
Friday 16th May 2014, Who the Fuck is Alice?, Vogue Fabrics, London, UK.
Friday 11th July 2014, Holy Sh!t Stamp! Fundraiser at Theatre Delicatessen, London, UK.
REVIEW: London City Nights
“This is visually stunning stuff; the performer becoming a kind of phantom as she performs – slicing away humanity until she’s just a few floating body parts in the darkness. Dynamic, exciting and brave – my kind of performance art!”
Saturday 2nd August 2014, Woodland Creatures, Edinburgh Fringe, UK.
Friday 5th September 2014, IPA Bucharest, Romania.
Saturday 15th November 2014, Horseplay, Bristol.
Thursday 9th April 2015, Live Art Bistro, Leeds.
Thursday 18th June 2015, Creature Festival, Kaunas, Lithuania.
Thursday 10th & Friday 11th May 2018, Anatomy: Finest Cuts, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland.
REVIEW: Edinburgh Guide
Another standout performance is Sara Zaltash’s SEX SEX SEX, in which she sings snippets of well-known songs and makes explicit statements about sex and sexuality while naked, bathed only in ultraviolet light that reveals the glowing marks she has made on her body and a disturbing shade of lipstick. It’s sharp and original.
REVIEW: Edinburgh Herald
Finally, in SEX – SEX – SEX, Sara Zaltash gathered some of the audience into a circle for a ritual purging involving Zaltash incanting cut-up lyrics of classic love-lust pop songs in the dark. Illuminated only by body-paint, she pleaded with the audience to discuss and challenge every line. Both performances were fearless examples of a night that dissects body, mind and soul in devastating fashion.