Returning to Ourselves: Medea/Mothers' Clothes and Patience one decade on

Lena Simic, Emily Underwood-Lee

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

In this chapter, Lena Šimić and Emily Underwood-Lee, return and respond to each other’s solo performances – Lena’s Medea/Mothers’ Clothes and Emily’s Patience, which were first shown in 2004 and 2009 respectively. Each of these performances was made as we negotiated our identity as ‘new mothers’, struggling with the immediacy of the needs of young children and our desires to assert our own sense of self within our new roles. We revisit these performances through this act of critical and reflexive writing 14/9 years later. Now, in a different stage of mothering, we are able to reassess them anew. Furthermore, we create fresh encounters with the old material, with our old selves, or rather our young selves when we became new mothers; and finally, with each other as friends and colleagues since 2005.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication The Maternal in Creative Work: Intergenerational Discussions on Motherhood and Art
EditorsElena Marchevska, Valerie Walkerdine
PublisherRoutledge Taylor and Francis Group
Chapter12
Edition1
ISBN (Print)9780815381693
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2019

Keywords

  • maternal art
  • Medea
  • intergenerational
  • Performance art
  • live art

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  • Research Output

    • 1 Performance

    Medea/Mothers’ Clothes (revisited)

    Simic, L., 26 Feb 2016

    Research output: Non-textual formPerformance

  • Cite this

    Simic, L., & Underwood-Lee, E. (Accepted/In press). Returning to Ourselves: Medea/Mothers' Clothes and Patience one decade on. In E. Marchevska, & V. Walkerdine (Eds.), The Maternal in Creative Work: Intergenerational Discussions on Motherhood and Art (1 ed.). Routledge Taylor and Francis Group.