Photo by Thomas Yeomans.




ties (that bind) or blood is thicker than milk


with Kate Stonestreet
2019




Through shared action Kate Stonestreet and Joseph Morgan Schofield seek to map new dimensions within their friendship, to discover complicated terrains inhabited by queer kinship.

They are interested in notions of queer intimacy, memory, desire, trust and love beyond the binary of the erotic and platonic. They seek to gently trace the limits of their acceptance and consent, to rest their bodies against these contours and confines.  ties (that bind) or blood is thicker than milk is an act of radical tenderness and love.  The artists move together, towards each other, towards image and encounter in ways that may delight or provoke or disappoint. Some desires will be satisfied, others will go unfulfilled - so it goes. Drawing on more than twelve years of friendship, ties (that bind) takes the form of an improvised performance ritual. Speculative terrains are scavenged into existence, upon which the boundary between self and other is made taut, and cut.


‘Love After Love’ Sprungturm Festival 2019, Darmstadt (DE), organised by Theaterquarantaene









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