Motherhood and Live Art

Cass Fine Art lecturer speaks at Live Art event in Liverpool.

Cass Fine Art lecturer Deej Fabyc is speaking at the Motherood and Live Art event on Friday, 29 January at the Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home in Liverpool.

Motherhood and Live Art gathering will take place on Friday, 29 January 2016 from 6pm to 9pm at the Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home in Liverpool as a part of the Study Room in Exile series of events in collaboration with Live Art Development Agency (LADA). This event will gather an invited group of live art and performance practitioners who are working with/around the maternal in their arts practice. All invited participants will be asked to briefly introduce their "maternal performance practice" and reflect on their aesthetics, including their processes and methodologies. The event will be chaired by Lena Simic and Emily Underwood-Lee.

Discussion will revolve around these questions:

  • Can we talk about "maternal performance aesthetics"? Is it useful? Are there any recurrent patterns in "maternal performance aesthetics"?
  • What is specific about motherhood being "represented" through live art/performance? What are recurrent themes in such re-presentations/re-enactments/re-figurations? How do the lived and the staged collide?
  • What are the politics of "maternal performance making", the politics of making work whilst at the same time looking after the children?
  • What are the maternal artists’ processes and methodologies? Are there any networks of support, specifically aimed at mother/artists working in the medium of live art/contemporary performance?

The Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home is situated in a family home in Liverpool. 

There will be a publication produced by LADA after this forum.

As well as practising and  teaching Fine Art, Deej is the Personal Academic Tutor for the 3D area at The Cass.


Image of lights on the floor of a home.

News details

Date Friday, 29 January 2016
Location Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home
55 Kemp Avenue
Liverpool L5 6QG

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