Making space for tenderness and vulnerability. Investigating the politics of care, gender and coexistence through the act of breastfeeding.
Nurture is a one-on-one performance in which performer Samuli Laine breastfeeds the viewer. The intimate gesture of care nourishes and allows the participant to feel cared for and supported for a moment. The work deconstructs the gendering associated with breastfeeding and care. It questions social norms, softens body expectations, and calls viewers to perceive connections of a wider coexistence. It invites us to examine interactions between living things.
2020 Anti-festifal, Kuopio
2021 Homo Novus festival, Riga