What might experiences from community-rooted work around the world teach us about creative projects here in Scotland?
For this, the second in our Culture Collective ‘International Perspectives’ series, we were joined by MATERNAL FANTASIES, an interdisciplinary group of international artists and cultural producers based in Berlin, Germany. Chaired by Rebecca Livesey-Wright from Culture Collective project EVOLVE Seedhill, the event explored MATERNAL FANTASIES’ work to shape the discourse on motherhood through collective artistic processes while enhancing the visibility of contemporary feminist positions addressing motherhood(s) in the arts.
An edited recording of the event will be made available via this page in due course.
About MATERNAL FANTASIES
MATERNAL FANTASIES is an interdisciplinary group of international artists and cultural producers based in Berlin. They shape the discourse on motherhood through collective artistic processes while enhancing the visibility of contemporary feminist positions addressing motherhood(s) in the arts. From writing autobiographical responses to classic feminist texts to devising performances using children’s games, their art practice favours inclusive community-oriented experiments as alternatives to traditional structures of art production. Bridging theory and practice, their strategy transforms research on motherhood(s), care work and representation in the arts into frameworks for immersive modes of critique.
Current members of MATERNAL FANTASIES are Aino El Solh, Hanne Klaas, Isabell Spengler, Lena Chen, Magdalena Kallenberger, Maicyra Leao, Mikala Hyldig Dal.
MATERNAL FANTASIES are recipients of the Artist Advancement Award 2019/20 of the Arthur Boskamp-Stiftung.
About the International Perspectives series
An occasional series throughout 2022 (and beyond?), the International Perspectives series will introduce organisations and practitioners working in community-led creative projects across the world. Featuring performance, discussion and open Q&A, these events aim to widen our perspectives and introduce new approaches to community, creativity and social change.