Faculty of Social and Human Sciences (UNL) Conference System, 1st Non-Monogamies and Contemporary Intimacies Conference

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POLY-HOME-FULL
Mad Kate

##manager.scheduler.building##: B Tower
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Date: 2015-09-27 04:30 PM – 06:00 PM
Last modified: 2015-08-31

Abstract


You could say that I am home LESS but I am home FULL. I am a traveling musician and performer, spending more than half the year on the road in different beds. I am a sex worker. I am a father of a child who travels between three homes in one city, I am a writer, a documentarian, I am a member of polyamorous relationships. When I am in Berlin, I live in my studio with my husband and my girlfriend. I sleep in many places. I connect to many sites of home. I am a hyena, searching and scavenging for each place I sleep and each thing that I eat. I have many sites of HOME, connected to whose bed I share, to who is my host, to who I support and am supported by. This is my real existence and is my life blood. I would like to present the reality, the challenges of being poly-home-full. I would like to take a look at how in the last ten years my relationship has gone from PRIMARY to POLY, how this decentralizes notions of home for myself, my lovers, and my child. I would like to look at how all aspects of work (both onstage, in the bedroom, and in the beds of my clients) changes my relationship to what is HOME and what is PLACE.  Through performance and installation, I intend to present and interact with my audience around this topic of decentralization of home where home becomes not FULL of possibility rather than empty.

See my project website HERE.