Mothers Monologue, 2018

 




A mother’s monologue features the artist in character, embodying the cis-gendered female body reciting a monologue typically reserved for pregnant women speaking to their unborn child, in anticipation of their child’s arrival. The character stands in a projection of space, with found footage of NASA telescopes and satellites playing on her body. She simultaneously becomes the imagery, as well as disrupts it; her shadows leaving behind a black hole. She wears a headset microphone and a flowy dress (passed down to the artist from her paternal grandmother). The character begins reciting her monologue, dreaming of the unarrived child (or being) anticipated in the within video projection.


Mark