About the Ebook
To 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. This collection of lyrics, nonfiction prose, and essay are the texts upon which the ALIVE:ness performance and music project are based. The enhanced eBook also contains all of the music from the ALIVE:ness album.
Kathryn Fischer (aka Mad Kate) is a performance artist and writer currently living in Berlin, Germany. Integrating elements of punk, butoh, prose, Afro-Cuban dance, freak-burlesque, vocals and conceptual costume, Mad Kate has performed extensively around Europe, Russia and the United States--pioneering a unique style that is outspokenly feminist, genderqueer and powerfully honest. She has recently begun a new collaboration, Mad Kate/the Tide, with acclaimed guitarist Jaco Bertacco aka Tide of Sound. Together they explore the concept of ALIVE:NESS, taking a multimedia, hyperlinked and textual approach to live and recorded musical performance.