(M)other explores an analogy between the body of the Mother, the figure of the 'Monstrous Female' and the interior of a worn English house. Here, the physical security of home is called into question, where leaking ceilings and darkened corners suggest the embodiment of an un-named or unknowable fear. Investigating interiority and the photographic gaze, my practice considers how identity might be represented in relation to the notion of the Gothic, where 'haunted spaces' are affected by a past that disrupts the present. Images of the female protagonist, skin, dust, abandoned domestic rooms and discarded objects, establish fictitious documentaries. Grouping of images suggest a sense of fearful enchantment where flashlight illuminates darkness, and darkened rooms promise security.
Claire Abraham • Felicity Hammond • Dominic Hawgood • Daewoong Kim • Shinwook Kim • Jana Koelmel • Petra Kubisova • Alix Marie • Helen McGhie • Hemya Moran • Victoria Proffitt • Ida Taavitsainen • Emma Walker • Peter Watkins •