Out with Mother

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Out With Mother, length 3 minutes

http://vimeo.com/22644772

The video plays continuously creating a disturbing tension and provoking questions about representation of ‘mother’. How can this questionable ‘subject’ be re-presented? Mothers are ‘outsiders’, excluded from discourse, trapped in stereotypical representations.

Multiple images run simultaneously. The baby in the sling carried by a mother, a lonely figure on a beach and almost invisibly the indexical shadow of a woman in a domestic space. These shadowy images are accompanied by the distorted,  and disturbing sound loop of a child calling for his mother.

Playing with multiplicity, the artists’s aim is to re-appropriate and re-present mother and ‘out’ the maternal in new ways, questioning the way that contemporary Western society depicts her in the binary of either ‘good enough’ or ‘not good enough’.