Taken from Betty Friedan's seminal text, "The Feminine Mystique," which helped ignite Second Wave Feminism, the words "I want something more than my husband and my house" referred, in the 1950s and 1960s, to the pervasive unhappiness of housewives and domestic laborers. This collection of interviews focused on the disillusionment of the American insistence of patriarchy and heteronormativity within the theatre of the home. Taking this language from an earlier period of feminist thought, we are queering notions of the domestic realm and the realm of collaboration by introducing queer family as a challenge to hetero and homonormative hierachies based in marriage and binary partnership, through role play, fetish and material negotiations.
We are presenting works that tease out our practices, not towards a definitive product of Collaboration, but towards points of tension, conflict, disparity and unease. We see these states not as deficits, but as moments, both in our practices and our own lived, bodily experiences, as moments of generative volatility.