'Mother Dough' explores my emotions on being a childless mother through substituting baking for a pregnancy. Through acting out this imagined maternal experience, I must face my deepest desire to have a child and my deepest fear to never have one. Focusing on the creation involved in the baking as well as the artwork itself temporarily relieved my mind of the unbearable yearning for a pregnancy. Through kneading the dough or mixing ingredients, I unleash my frustrations on the baking process. I drive all my anger, hopes and anxieties into the baked goods. My baking is pushed to its limit in search of a flesh that can be created with an oven.
Mandarava Bricaire • Sadaf Chezari • Stella Consonni • Alexandra Davenport • James Ellis • Jasmine Gauthier • Silje Lovise Gjertsen • Adam Glibbery • Junnan Li • Louise Oates • Jenny Welton • Alex Wheeler • Luisa Whitton • Yuanyuan Yang •