Karen Finley b. 1956
The Constant State of Desire (1996)
In the performance Constant State of Desire, Karen Finley is convey a message about the society in a shocking and absurd manner. She yells, hits, and swears constantly. She is trying to express two points. First of all, if she is able to perform in such manner, every woman in the society should be able to speak out their voice even in this fraudulent society. Secondly, she is trying to tell the audiences that this society is meaningless and hopeless despite the fact that everyone works hard to fit into the social standard.