Live Art and Motherhood: A Study Room Guide on Live Art and the Maternal

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Categories: Writing

We are very pleased to anounce a new Study Room Guide on Live Art and the Maternal researched and written by the artists, activists and academics Emily Underwood-Lee and Lena Šimić.  

The Guide features fourteen individual artists and two artist collectives working in the mediums of Live Art and performance around the topic of the maternal, who have all set out to make performance and/or Live Art work about their particular maternal experience.  The Guide maps these artists’ works and themes, creating an archive, and, on a pragmatic as well as highly political level, giving visibility to this field and proclaiming maternal agencies through and in arts making.  The Guide also recommends wider materials to watch and read around the subject.

Live Art and Motherhood: A Study Room Guide on Live Art and the Maternal can be downloaded as a pdf or viewed in the Study Room.  

There will be a launch event for the Guide on Tuesday 18 October from 6.30pm at LADA's Study Room in Hackney Wick, London (more details and reservation)

Study Room Guides aim to help navigate users through LADA’s Study Room, a free, open access research facility used by artists, students, curators, academics and other arts professionals. The idea is to enable Study Room users to experience the materials in a new way and highlight materials that they may not have otherwise come across.

Full list of Study Room Guides


Date Posted: 13 September 2016