“TO BE MOM ... MEANS TO BE TENSED BECAUSE OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR LIFE OF A SMALL MAN, TRYING TO COMBINE IT WITH THE PERSONAL FREEDOM”
Invisible on the surface, but staying afloat and in another plane, from where it is seen deeper.
Artists-Moms with projects that were born with their children,
in the format of self-reflection - second childhood, and graphic dialogue with the child.
To be a mother for an artist means to be in suspense
because of the responsibility for the life of a small person, trying to combine it with the personal freedom of creativity. This lack of time is like the absence of the right to make a mistake. Overflow with strong feelings that find a way out in honest projects.
Three artists of the same generation, whose children has the same ages, and the projects are consonant with the theme of artistically conscious motherhood.
/ ˈSʌbməriːn, sʌbməˈriːn /
(n.) - a submarine or an underwater plant; (adj.) - underwater
SUBMARINES part # ...
The idea of performance is how artists understand pregnancy and maternity. It is divided into four stages, each of which is associated with a certain phase of maternal expectation, filed in a metaphorical manner:
- languor and uncertainty,
- the appearance of color as a symbol of energy,
- the development of unique features,
- and, finally, the time of the manifestation, the time of naming.
At the same time, artists draw a parallel between these stages and how a creative idea begins and developed into verbal images.
The performance will be realized in progress. According to the authors, there are processes that cannot be accelerated; so the circle becomes an important visual symbol in the work, which brings a sense of cyclicality to the four-act structure of the performance, designed to accommodate a lifetime.
The performance will be presented
in the form of a four-act video, each part of which will appear once a week during the entire exhibition. Video release dates match with the release dates of the personal blocks of the virtual exhibition of each artist:
- June 2 blocks About author, My memory, video # 1
- June 9 block My puzzle, video # 2
- June 16 block My co-author, video # 3
- June 23 block My child, video # 4