Originally conceived as an interactive installation for queer club nights, Drag Mother has developed into a two hour interactive 'Sermon' that audiences can come in and out of.
A queer, moist and milky celebration of the matriarchal by someone who doesn’t want to have any children, the sermon involves giant labia lip syncing sing-a-longs to iconic gay hymns and sacred cocktail breast feeding rituals from plastic bag tits.
Drag Mother engages with archetypal female identities and asks what can be learnt from the ways they are moulded and co-opted by both mainstream and fringe culture, whilst interrogating multiple ideas around the ethics of care.
It takes inspiration from the idea of a drag mother as someone who actively chooses to look after more vulnerable people creating non-biological caring structures.
Drag Mother has been performed at Horseplay in Bristol, Steakhouse Live Queer Salon at Sutton House in London, and Queer B-Cademy at Kampnagel in Hamburg. It will be part of Impossible Bodies at Mousonturn in Frankfurt on 26th April 2018.
This image is from the Queer B-Cademy in Hamburg where Drag Mother was supported by johnsmith.