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—NEW WORK

CO-PRESENTED BY VELOCITY DANCE CENTER

SPLIT BILL
KATE WALLICH X MADBOOTS DANCE

—SEATTLE,WA
JUNE 2017

 

CONSIDERING MASCULINITY UNIVERSALLY AND THROUGH A QUEER LENS, MASC IS A LOUD DECLARATION THAT PUTS THE "IMMACULATE" AMERICAN MANHOOD INTO QUESTION. IN COLLABORATION WITH NYC FILMMAKER, GUS REED, THE WORK FEATURES ORIGINAL VIDEO PROJECTION AND TEXT HIGHLIGHTING PERSONAL HISTORIES AND THE CURRENT SOCIAL LANDSCAPE surrounding masculinity.

MASC SEEKS TO RE-SCULPT THE IMAGE OF MALENESS AND TURN STONE TO FLOWERS—OBJECTIFYING THE MALE FORM AND RADICALLY SOFTENING ITS STOIC EXTERIOR,

PHOTO—maxwell PARR perkins

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I am a mother
Bearing the
weight of loss
Bearing the
weight of distance
Standing apart
from myself

I can't remember the last time I cried
It's been years
My eyes are rock—downcast

Lies in my skin sediment

Beautiful pearl boys with broken wrists
Limp, melancholic wrists

FREE

Free as a faggot
I am a mother

Patriarchy is dead
Boys will not be boys

Fuck walls
Fuck lines
Fuck constructs
I’M LOVELY
I’M LOVELY
I’M LOVELY

 

LOVELY

 

photo—cESAR BRODERMANN
PHOTO BELOW—NIR ARIELI