Tell Me About Your Mother
Saturday, August 9, 2014
How is the Freudian concept of motherhood (dis)connected with cultural ideas of motherhood? How have our relationships with our mothers shaped our personal origin stories and worldviews? How do our concepts of motherhood impact our expectations of educators? “Tell Me About Your Mother,” a new video project by multimedia artist Allison Bolah that touches on all of these questions. Allison filmed interviews with educators she felt close to, then removed the dialogue. What remains, after the sound and speech have been edited out, is footage from moments just before and after questions are asked. These videos explore Allison’s interest in language and how we create complex worlds of human relationships out of the smallest information: gestures, words, notations.