Kinfabula is a queer little play set in a surreal domestic space from the near-future and not-so-distant past. Kinfabula is a flamboyant, site-responsive installation in which gallery guests are invited to perform their imagination, care, and criticality using scripts that have been only partially written.
While much of Borealis’ previous work in social practice has depended on their body and voice to facilitate live interactions, their conspicuous absence in Kinfabula prompts viewers to consider: Who cannot be present at this site at this time, and why? Who has been dispossessed from this site in the past? How can reflections on absence, complicity, and kinship inform our understandings of the real places we inhabit and of our interrelated futures?
This installation was developed in dialogue with Lois Bielefeld and Comfort Wasikhongo’s concurrent solo exhibitions, and highlights the artists’ evolving understanding of kinship as it has been impacted by COVID-19. Kinfabula wants you to join the conversation.
Join us for an artists' reception on Friday, April 15, from 6-8pm.