Drawing on A Mother’s Experience


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Video documentation of Bobby Baker’s Drawing on a Mother’s Experience, first performed in 1988.

“I only intended to do this show once, really to make sense of the first eight years of motherhood before moving on. I felt very strongly that the importance of the mother’s role, indeed parenting as a whole, was shockingly undervalued. I built on my experience of using my own true stories, blending this with a commentary on domesticity, motherhood and the role of the artist. I found a subtly subversive political voice that communicated my anger in a bearable way.” – Bobby Baker

Filmed by Deborah May at Jacksons Lane Arts Centre, London, September 2000.

© Bobby Baker, 2008. PAL-DVD, 51 minutes.

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Weight 137.0 kg