The Mother

3 Screen Video Installation - 22 mins

Five memories from a painful past. The artist's mother, Mireille born an illegitimate child in wartime Paris, explores her most deeply effecting memories.
This is a poetic glance into the resilience of a woman that remains determined not to be undermined by past experiences. Her ‘joie de vivre’ is forming connections which transcend the human species, one of which is with a 150 year old bacteria, a sourdough mother.

An absent mother, the artist’s mother and 'the mother' a sourdough starter.