MOTHER MEN

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MOTHER MEN is a performance art piece (to be!) that investigates the male (including trans men and non-binary beings who identify with their male bodies) relationship to pregnancy and fertility. These domains, due to both biology and socialization, have been primarily relegated to women. Susannah is curious how men might embody those different states and energies outside of literally conceiving. 

What might it be like to be physically unable to become pregnant, while being aware of, witnessing, and/or co-experiencing pregnancy? How can men and other-gendered creatures be "pregnant" without going through childbirth, and what else can one be pregnant with? Aside from virility, how does fertility breed itself within the male body and identity?

An investigation of the intersections of tenderness, violence, and pleasure, as relating to female-bodied people in a mass-media saturated world. This piece navigates stereotypes and expectations of womxn as both givers and receivers in the aforementioned realms in juxtaposition with the messy, unpredictable interlude of primal creature expression, raw, desirous and raging against and through the projected machine.