The History of Lubrication is a podcast by artist Gabriel Pericàs aimed at creating a cultural history of human saliva. It is also a platform for the aggregation of narrative.
E03: Dog Spit
This episode finally begins to address the main topic of this show: saliva. Gabriel reveals his use of basic conditioning to induce the audience to laughter. The pathos of Pavlov's dogs, he claims, is their inability to conceal their desire, which inevitably manifests in the form of salivation. The complex signification of human saliva, on the other hand, is introduced through a definition found in a 1930's surrealist magazine. Recorded in front of an audience at the Emily Harvey Foundation in New York. Music created live by Marina Miranda.
E02: Carmelo Ottaviano
Gabriel writes an email to the geometry professor who made him acquainted with Carmelo Ottaviano. In his letter, he explains the reasons behind his fascination with Ottaviano's book, as well as his current opinion of the Italian philosopher, which isn't too flattering. This show was recorded in front of an audience in April of 2018 at the Emily Harvey Foundation in New York. With live music by Marina Miranda.
E01: A Geometry Book
For more than a decade, Gabriel Pericàs was sporadically obsessed with a geometry book. This episode is the story of a fascination that ends with the book undergoing a Duchampian torture on a window ledge. This show was recorded in front of an audience at the Emily Harvey Foundation in New York, in April of 2018. With live music by Marina Miranda.