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Tumor Polyamor

Department 58 – International Relations
Department 58 – International Relations


Updated 27-6-2022
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Region National coverage
Title of the ProgrammeCulture
Title of the ProjectTumor Polyamor
Number of the ProjectKU-CA1-023
Project Promoter

A studio Rubín, Civic Association

Project Partner from Donor State

Pikene pa Broen AS (NO)


Estimated project duration: 6/2021-6/2023

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Target group: General public, Students (any age), Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex population (LGBTI)


Total Eligible Costs

129 743 EUR


116 731 EUR (90 %)

Project description:

The project “Tumor: polyamor” aims to research and link two insufficiently discussed phenomena: experience with cancer and its advanced metastasis; and the phenomenon of open relationships and polyamory. “Tumor: polyamor” will be a sequel to previous performance “Tumor: carcinogenic romance” in which Czech-Scandinavian performance group T.I.T.S. for the first time connected cancer and love in one performative metaphor.

Cancer affects nearly every family in both Czech and Norway. Tumors are widely discussed from a medical point of view, but a wider reflection on how it is to live with cancer, how people feel, what they experience or how people around them behave, is missing.

Open relationships or polyamory as a lifestyle or philosophy are a minority in the European society. Public discussion is in infancy. Open and polyamorous relationships exist, but they are often ostracized or subjected to simple condemning reflections.

In the same way, as tumors often reappear transformed in the body of its host and create metastasis, “Tumor: polyamor” will continue researching the unusual connection of cancer and love, and keep exploring, growing and metamorphosing it in a new mutated way. There will be more characters entering the love equation this time: f.e. a tumor metastasis, a doctor (as an intimate partner between man and tumor) or an actual lover. Can they all coexist in a sustainable loving long-term relationship?

Between 2021-2023 A Studio Rubín, Pikene pa Broen and T.I.T.S. will organize 20 performances with an accompanying program of 10 online video interviews, 1 site-specific performance, 4 lectures with debate/talk and 1 workshop with a closing performative happening. The project targets the general audience while closely cooperating with people affected by cancer and their loved ones, and people living in or curious about open relationships and polyamory including LGBTQ minorities. It aims to open and stimulate the much-needed discussion around the above-described topics.