From jisclist email (feminist academics)
“The egg, the womb, the head and the moon”, is a new and exciting, interdisciplinary collaborative arts project. It will last for a duration of nine months (42 weeks)- a time frame that purposefully mirrors that of the duration of pregnancy. Now into its ninth week, the site contains moving and powerful art and texts by artists, performers, photographers, academics and poets exploring a diverse range of subjects about the maternal.The project and site is due to be exhibited and presented at the AHRC Motherhood in Post-1968 Women’s Writing: Cross Cultural and Interdisciplinary Dialogues conference at the University of London’s Senate House in October.
This project is very much about making connections with a wider audience and creating dialogue around the art works, texts and posts, therefore I would encourage you to contribute to the project by adding comments in response to the site posts.
See the about page of the website and below for further information about “The egg, the womb, the head and the moon”.
All the best Helen Sargeant
“The egg, the womb, the head and the moon” has been created to show existing work and research-driven practice about the maternal by the Mewe arts collective in response to the title. The site includes documentation of visual art work, video, sound, performance and texts by members of Mewe, including contextual dialogue and blog posts that have arisen through the creative process. It is our aim to share our collective research and reveal the cross-disciplinary and collaborative nature of our practice in order to connect and exchange ideas with a wider audience.
The duration of this blog will be for nine months (42 weeks) – a time frame that purposefully mirrors that of the duration of pregnancy. At the end of three months (the first trimester) Mewe will be exhibiting and presenting this site at the AHRC Motherhood in Post-1968 Women’s Writing: Cross Cultural and Interdisciplinary Dialogues conference at the University of London’s Senate House.
By the second trimester we will be organising and developing an exhibition, and by the end of the third trimester we will show work created through a critical engagement with this website in various locations within Calderdale. The exhibition will therefore be born out of the communications and interactions made visible through this space.
This site will explore the following themes:
Changing Models of Motherhood
Motherhood and Fertility
Motherhood and Loss
Motherhood and the Media
Motherhood and Memory
Motherhood and Mental Health
Motherhood and Place
Motherhood and Sexuality
Motherhood and Technology
Motherhood and the Visual Arts
Motherhood and Work