Individual Work
Do You Have Balls?

"Do You Have Balls?" is a slideshow prose-poem by Richard Holeton that explores issues of masculinity and the body. The presenter muses about how the presence or absence of testes affects his feelings of self-worth and way of relating to others. Each of the section headings is an iteration of the Seussian mantra: "Yes, I have ___ ball(s), and you have ___" Holeton previously experimented with the slideshow format in his works: "Voyeur With Dog" (2009) and "Custom Orthotics Changed My Life" (2010). As with these other slideshow fiction pieces, "Do You Have Balls?" incorporates elements like: bullet points, large, easy-to-read text, still images, graphs and tables, a summary of key points, and even a closing Thank You slide.



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