Motherhood

Exhibitions, Projects

ProCreate Project and Launch at Goldsmiths


The Women´s Art Library at Goldsmiths University hosted the launch of the ProCreate Project on 15th of December 2015. Selected Mother-Artists were invited to participate in a one-day installation of photozines, visual poetry and presentations redefining the art of motherhood.

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The ProCreate project created an exhibition in the Special Collections Study Space showcasing all of the contributing artists. The installation referenced the Women´s Art Library by creating an alternative, interactive archive for the Procreate Project.

The archive is officially part of the Women´s Art Library special collection.procreate_project_goldsmiths

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Exhibitions, Presentations, Screenings

MOTHERHOOD AND CREATIVE PRACTICE


In June my  film ‘Grootmoeder’ was screened at Motherhood and Creative Practice: Maternal Structures in Creative Work, an international and interdisciplinary conference that addressed ongoing debates about hospitality, solidarity and encounter as concepts in creative practice, and how they relate to contemporary issues of mothering. Scholars and artists contributed works and presentations which explored the creative embodiment of intergenerational trauma and the complex territory of mother-daughter relationships, and brought into dialogue social, scientific and artistic perspectives.

The conference was organised by Dr. Elena Marchevska and Valerie Walkerdine of London South Bank University. Key note speakers included Professor Bracha L.Ettinger, Marcel Duchamp Chair & Professor of Psychoanalysis and Art at the European Graduate School and Faith Wilding, Professor Emerita of Performance at SAIC; and a Visiting Scholar at the Pembroke Center for Feminist Research at Brown University, Providence, RI. A recorded interview was held with Professor Mary Kelly, Distinguished Professor and Head of the Interdisciplinary Studio Area in the Department of Art at UCLA.  Professor Griselda Pollock, Director of Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory, History, University of Leeds, UK was discussant for the event.

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