Together, the Tide on guitar, loops, electronics and Mad Kate singing, speaking and screaming and moving—grace the stage and touch their audience as they practice ALIVEness: queering our self- understanding in a global context in order to be more effective activists and global citizens.<Mad Kate ∣ the Tide> has already had the honor of headlining the Gottingen Feminist Festival, supporting Peaches at the SlutWalk Soli party in Berlin, and sharing the night with Penny Arcade at the International Performance Art Festival in Copenhagen.They will release their conceptual album ALIVE:ness in early 2013, along with a book of experimental prose by the same name.Its dynamic range of music forms the backbone for Mad Kate’s conceptual performance art and movement—therefore it draws from multiple styles and musical influences, ranging from punk to folk to psychedelic to spoken word and leaves their audience breathless, agitated, provoked and consciously engaged.ALIVE:nessTo what extent are we alive in each other’s lives —physically, emotionally, electronically, living or dead — taking into account our contemporary context of virtual interaction, shape-shifting and polyphysical interpretations of our own identities.What does it mean to be present when the terms of our own existence are relative to how we interact physically and virtually with those most close to us?
This is our exploration and praxis.
selected live performances:
-Festival Automne en Normandie, Peaches Extravaganza and Guests (Tetris, Le Havre 2013)
-ich bin ein Berliner Festival (S036 Berlin 2013)
-Lumiere Bleue (Alte Damenschue Fabrik, Leipzig 2013)
-Copenhagan International Performance Art Festival (Warehouse 9 2012)
-Slutwalk Soli Party with Peaches (About/Blank, Berlin 2012)
-Gottingen Antifee Festival (headliner, 2012)
-ARTE TRACKS (2014)
-Network Awesome (2013)