House of Ill Fame: Anacaona como La Génesis.
House of Ill Fame:
Anacaona como La Genésis is a window into the politics that foster Lorenzo's
involvement in the BDSM/Leather community; Anacaona como La Génesis is a facet of a
larger body of works titled House of Ill Fame. This facet navigates the longing for a
lost intimacy between mother and son--an intimacy ruptured by the traumas that
immigration, poverty, queerness, academia, and ... read morelanguage barriers have and continue to
provoke. The disconnect of what a parental figure has access to versus an individual's
expected needs/wants from a parental figure fosters Lorenzo's desire to navigate away
from such reality. Lorenzo finds himself seeking solace in the arms of the complexities
of polyamory (a concept alienated from brown and black bodies), as well as a community
functioning under the legacies of colonialism, and the exclusivity of capitalism.
Anacaona como La Genesis thus withholds the catharsis intended with manufacturing
aesthetics. It complicates an already complicated narrative and questions the radicality
of the self along side that of a community existing within the social infrastructures
that dictate our lives.
Keywords: BDSM, kink, fetish, Kirk Lorenzo, leathermen, drag, gay, queer.read less