Madeline Bishop
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Without your mother

Feb 2022.

The following projects was supported by Create NSW

Without your mother considers the nature of absence within maternal relationships. An absence is a state or conditionin which something expected, wanted or looked for is not present. We begin our lives looking for our mothers. Do we ever stop looking for them and do they ever stop looking for us?  As we grow, we make attempts to detach ourselves in order to become independent and live adult lives.  What remnants of this relationship that defines our early lives remain in the distance of adulthood?

Amid absence, our memories morph, the details become duller and distorted over time and we’re left with a summarised version of what might have happened, similar to a photograph.  Some edges will blur and some will sharpen until those are the only parts we can remember.

Soundtrack by E Fishpool