Motherhood is synonymous with domesticity in our culture, whatever our actual arrangements are. This exhibition at Hamilton House gallery in Bristol 2017, considered the spaces of motherhood and was a culmination of two participatory projects by and with people who mother. We hosted a Q and A as part of the event and this was a chance for broader discussions about our explorations and the terrain between them.
Liz Hart. Mummy Monster.
Images were exhibited that were taken during the development of the show, new film footage and notes from some of the many post show discussions. This was an evocative record of the project’s findings thus far and a small window into the space of modern parenting.
Lizzie Philps. GPS Embroidery: A Global Positioning System.
GPS was an invention of the military. So was the confinement of the mother to the home. A GPS signal mirrors the to and fro of the embroidery needle, but rather than a quiet hobby to pick up and put down in between the chores, this is writing large on the land, extending the possibilities of who-writes-what-where in and about the British landscape. www.lizziephilps.com