THE 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.