Kate Rhoades + Eli Thorne:
Dirty Work
(2018, 22:11)

We lead couples in a strength training workout based on a chapter from Ann McClintock's book, Imperial Leather which investigates gender, violence, class, and BDSM in Victorian England. Participants will take turns being submissive or dominant and get dirty while building muscle.

Special thanks to Stephanie Ellis.
Kate Rhoades is an Oakland-based multimedia artist. She received her BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design and her MFA from Mills College. Rhoades has been a guest lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley and has taught art students of all ages. Her work has been exhibited in art venues, alleys, and hotel rooms across the United States and Canada.

Eli Thorne is a transgender Oakland based hybrid artist born in Harrogate, England, and raised in Santa Cruz, California. He received his BFA from UC Berkeley and his MFA from Mills College. His work has been shown in a variety of spaces in the Bay Area, the greater US, and Canada.

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Heavy Breathing ︎ 2018

Critical thinking often feels heady, abstract, and divorced from the body. How do conversations change when we are moving our bodies and out of breath? What new modes of thinking become possible?