Three women seek subversive parallels in their work as mothers, and makers of performance and choreography – presenting the maternal body as a site from which to question identity, independence and love.
Murray’s foray into the frictions of ‘motherhood’ and ‘making’ is a personal, funny, explicit and irreverent attempt to unpack her and her contemporaries’ experience as both mothers and makers of performance and choreographic work.
Confronted with the physical distortions of a monster/mother body the audience encounters a radical intimacy with a maternal space and the sense of their own singularity or ‘otherness’.
As a result, we are invited to take part in a shifting and dynamic inter-corporeal space, an in-between ‘we-space’ of difference and sameness.
It is here boundaries of corporal ownership are continually negotiated and discovered to be porous.
In reaching for a wider understanding of what it is to care for and with others, Mother*Fuckers exposes and celebrates the challenges of ‘dependency’ as a means for creativity. By re-elevating notions of care and nurture Mother*Fuckers makes visable the creative transformation of the maternal, proposing new erotics in which to consider intersubjectivity and reciprocity – spaces where the self and other are simultaneously entwined and separate.
By searching for parallels between the working practices of artists and the experience of motherhood Mother*Fuckers finds physical translations for the endless and fluid ‘process of becoming’ while at the same time, striving for versions of love and care-giving that have the potential to continually remake the world.