InFATuation is a collaborative show between Katie Piatt and Petra Fortes-Schramm investigating and reclaiming the space in which (fat) female bodies reside.
As body-positive movements have come into public discourse, fat-acceptance and fat-positive movements have been met with increasing scrutiny and animosity, most often wrapped in paternalistic concern for fat peoples’ health. What kinds of agency can fat parties claim? What sort of sizeist conversations are occurring? Are we adding to the fat/skinny binary? In what ways can we challenge, even break, the beauty/health standard?
Through personal narrative, video and sculpture, Katie Piatt will address inherited bodily commands aimed at her habitus. Petra Fortes-Schramm’s in-process digital and analog research aims towards creating a fat pedagogy in partnership with online and IRL audiences that will culminate in a manifesto.
Opening at Surplus Space (3726 NE 7th) 6-9 pm. Performance will occur at 7:30. Problematic cupcakes to be served.