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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. THE WORK FEATURES ORIGINAL 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