In this work you will be in an extra-territorial landscape where the usual borders of individualism, self-ownership, and identity can be stretched and felt differently. I reference the space and feelings associated with burial preferences as a way to get at Ed Cohen's idea that "when we consider the worth of bodies as possessions, they become rather different beings then when we live as organisms in the world" (A Body Worth Defending: Immunity, Biopolitics, and the Apotheosis of the Modern Body). Troubling this ownership boundary may alter the notion of self, sometimes fearfully and sometimes euphorically. With an absence of well defined-boundaries or roles in the conversation/performance, sometimes a sense of easy anonymity can shift into a state of anxiety, or anxiety can giveaway to feelings of freedom. I try to create a space of constructive disorientation where a wide variety of experiences will be had.
Photos by Klaudyna Schubert at Lamella -- the house of queer arts. 2017. Kraków