The project running from 1 September 2016 to January 2018, consists of three phases:
-a research residency at Lowenfeld Library, Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge, to draw and design an object/sculpture in relation to the Lowenfeld puzzles;
– dialogic encounters started during Art Language Location (10/29 October 2016) through the activation of the newly made nomadic sculpture, with parents around the city;
– the development of new body of work for an exhibition at New Hall Collection, Cambridge
The activities aim at understanding the emotional, psycho-geographical condition of motherhood, and its possible economic implications in society. Seeds Of Attachment ultimately points to the crucial role of various forms of dialogue (even prelinguistic, or tacit) in the construction of identity in relation to places (attachment and belonging) and the experience of infant-mother attachment. A very basic and yet crucial stage in people’s lives, their relation to their land in the everyday, is currently becoming ever so unstable for so many. A mass migration of unprecedented dimensions, the impact of which is difficult to predict, but we can try to understand as most of us might have moved away from the very first place they knew, to another city, county, region or country. This activity will widen and consolidate the scope of a consistent artistic practice into place attachment (individual’s experience) and belonging (the others’ perception), in sculptural formats to also underline the importance of physically sharing artistic processes and experiences, from a woman’s viewpoint.
more at seedsofattachment.wordpress.com/
The project is awarded a Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England, and generously supported by all partners involved