Mucosa is the first collaborative project between South Australian artists Kate Bohunnis and Kate Power. The work is a consideration of shared ideas of power, desire, queer identity, social relations and how these are stored in the body. Following a decade of friendship, this collaboration embraces trust through not knowing and valuing conversation over mastery as a way to create new perspectives.
Through experimentation with gesture, material limits are tested with a confluence between holding and collapsing to challenge systems of control, offering an alternative of empowering vulnerability and humorous deviation. In having a conversation between materials and differing approaches to touch, this new work embodies a process of squirming out of power structures. Suggesting a symbiosis and employing friendship as a methodology for making, we hope to propose a precarious optimism.