In times of crisis the Battlefield Nurse prescribes a social political strategy. She calls it ‘love’. But it won’t work if love is mired in sticky romance and cheap lockets – hemmed into the incestuous circle of normative relations. We need love to serve as a force of interdependence among intimate strangers and all earthly creatures. Sing it!!
Under the guise of his drag alter ego, Jeremy Wade asks how we can emancipate care for the future as an answer to some of today’s very urgent problems.
"The nurse wants to put this love thing to the test to serve as a social political strategy for times of crisis. However, this is not possible if love is mired in sticky romance and cheap lockets that bind its potential in the incestuous circle of normative relations. We need love to serve as force of interdependence with intimate strangers and all earthly creatures. Sing it!! "
Jeremy Wade is an extreme performer and performance maker with an extensive practice of curating and teaching to boot. He is also the initiator of “The Future Clinic for Critical Care,“ diverse set of fictional frameworks exploring the messy politics of care through performance, social practice and a socio cultural animation.
The Battlefield Nurse opens our 'We Love You' programme, which will be concluded with Drag Mother. You could see these two care figures as embracing the whole programme with a big, motherly hug.
As part of ‘We Love You’, a multidisciplinary programme on love beyond the romantic and the self - sep oct nov dec 2019.
in and out, in English.