This performance and film—a re‐enactment of the Last Supper—was conceived for the Kitchen by Ultra Violet in 1972 and performed by New York‐based female artists. Recently it was shown at Miami Beach Cinematheque screening for Art Basel in 2007 and is included in the collection of Centre Pompidou, Paris.
Cast of characters: Christ: Ultra Violet. The Apostles: Darsea Divine, Doris Abraham, Debra Freeman, Judy Van Hook, Jean Mouteray, Lucille Chasin, Clarise Rivers, Janise Moory, Betsy Starchild, Jason Gold, Kathy Elbaum, Petunia Swayse.
The film was shot in black and white on reel‐to‐reel video tape by a crew of outstanding artists: Woody Vasulka, Steina Vasulka, Dimitri Devyatkin, Joel Gold, Davidson Gigliotti, Frank and Laura Cavestani.
Ultra Violet’s short autobiography:
1935 ‐ I was born a mystical child.
1940 ‐ I was raised in France at the Sacred Heart Catholic convent where I became rebellious.
1950 ‐ I was exorcised at age 15.
1951 ‐ I was sent to a correction home at the age of 16.
1968 ‐ I burned my bra as a sign of rebellion.
1972 ‐ I questioned the masculinity imbued in religion and scriptures.
1998 ‐ I had absorbed and accepted the gender differences.
Present ‐ I believe Jesus Christ to be the Messiah and the Savior of the world.
(Statement from Ultra Violet )
© 1972 Ultra Violet