︎THRXSOME comprises three research-intensive, collaborative, continuing, and intermingling projects that deal with sexuality and space – public space, private space, architectural space, temporary space and their many overlaps and in-betweens - in a queer, feminist & decolonial key.



Sex in Public is a collaborative encounter between shared practices of queer world making, towards the blossoming of shameless queer desire. The works perform a repositioning of public space and the private sphere in relation to the non-reproductive pleasures of getting off.

Analogue sites of social sexual pleasure - public toilets/park bushes/nightclubs/bars - are becoming sanitised under the forces of rising rents and the intensification of human capital, transposed into a digital non-place, rubbing up against a reproductive, domestic present, what José Esteban Muñoz calls the “prison house... of the here and now.” Where do we get off? Queer intimacy and desire are becoming regulated actions, their manifestations monitored in both private and public realms. Lives at the intersections of systems of oppression are threatened on the streets, by lovers, in the bedroom and in the bushes. How do we maintain spaces for shared sensual /sexual pleasure and care when personal safety is at risk?

Gloria Anzaldúa claimed herself to be the “Shadow Beast”, a shape-shifting queer body slithering in the cruisy dark. Sex in Public is a hissing ephemeral moment of queer abundance and potentiality, a horizon in the midst of deprivation, denial, trauma and violence. Through this generative exercise, Sex in Public seeks to activate a colloquialism of queer reclamation, staking ownership to spaces and networks under queer economies of care.

Text written collaboratively by Iarliath Ni Fheroais, Emma Wolf-Haugh and Eimear Walshe for the exhibition ‘Miraculous Thirst, how to get off in days of deprivation’, 2018

Exhibition // Performance // Zines // Collaboration // Video // Dyke cruising