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..
Alison and Jo at the at the Motherhood and Creative Practice conference in 2015
(Photo credit: Sophie Cero)