strangling my kitten/ her mouth in my mitten

October 27, 2001
Performance Art

About the Program

Kim Dawn's performance strangling my kitten/ her mouth in my mitten is a loss of bodily control, of bodily functions. She experiences both repulsion and desire simultaneously. She is abject. She is outside of herself. Her body lies dormant beside her body being traumatized.

This performance was part of the Fluid Sexuality Series, exploring sexuality that lives beyond constructions of gender, sexual orientation descriptions, role-playing, and societal definitions of the body, beauty, and desire. Definitions of sexuality need not be only limited to the body, but include sexuality as it exists in less tangible forms, independent of human presence or interaction. The Fluid Sexuality Series was curated by Irene Loughlin and Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, and was hosted by Gallery Gachet.


Kim Dawn


2001.1027 STR


Gallery Gachet
88 E. Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6A 2R7
Unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ/selilwitulh (Tsleil- Waututh) Nations
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