Care Bound/Caring For You

1 hour 15 min performance, compostable spoons and acrylic on wood, 2021

(in collaboration with Genevieve Waller). Care Bound/Caring For You is an evening of performance debauchery. Bringing together two works, Care Bound and The Dark Manner: Caring For You, the two artists present a double feature show that blurs boundaries and binaries, asking viewers to consider the tensions and overlaps between the comfortable and uncomfortable, care and pain, sick and healthy, hard and soft, willing and unwilling, leather and lace, hot and cold, abled and disabled, straight and queer, submission and control, taut and slack, and anticipation and sensation.

After an introduction of the Dark Manner and his character, the leather man rolls in Mary Grace, removes her hospital gown and binds her to a wheelchair. Audience members are asked to force feed Mary Grace oatmeal until she is sick with the pain of overeating. 

image documentation by Wesley Leffingwell and Mary Grace Bernard

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video documentation by Wesley Leffingwell

image documentation by Wesley Leffingwell and Mary Grace Bernard

Care Bound/Caring For You

1 hour 15 min performance, compostable spoons and acrylic on wood, 2021

(in collaboration with Genevieve Waller). Care Bound/Caring For You is an evening of performance debauchery. Bringing together two works, Care Bound and The Dark Manner: Caring For You, the two artists present a double feature show that blurs boundaries and binaries, asking viewers to consider the tensions and overlaps between the comfortable and uncomfortable, care and pain, sick and healthy, hard and soft, willing and unwilling, leather and lace, hot and cold, abled and disabled, straight and queer, submission and control, taut and slack, and anticipation and sensation.

After an introduction of the Dark Manner and his character, the leather man rolls in Mary Grace, removes her hospital gown and binds her to a wheelchair. Audience members are asked to force feed Mary Grace oatmeal until she is sick with the pain of overeating. 

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