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One for Sorrow, video installation, 2015   

Installation film credit: Benjamin Cooper

One for Sorrow is a collaborative project produced with the artist Jo Paul while we were AA2A resident artists at North Hertfordshire College in 2015.

The work investigates how a collaborative artistic practice can traverse the themes of infertility, maternal loss and maternal desire with a particular focus on the imaginary child. We presented the work at the Motherhood and Creative Practice conference at London Southbank University in 2015.

 

We have since contributed a chapter about our project to the book The Maternal in Creative Work: Intergenerational Discussions on Motherhood and Art, edited by Elena Marchevska and Valerie Walkerdine which was published in 2019..

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Alison and Jo at the at the Motherhood and Creative Practice conference in 2015

(Photo credit: Sophie Cero)

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