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Durational performance: 2 hours sewing a continuous loop of fabric while listening to the cries of a neglected child. The performance acknowledges the exhausting and monotonous work done by these women, keeping them from their families. The sound layers readings extolling idealized domesticity and a crying baby, reflecting the pressures on working mothers at the turn of the 20thc and today.


Evocation: With Empathy for the Working Mother
Evocation: With Empathy for the Working Mother
Performance, 19th c. sewing machine, sound, textiles, costuming by Amanda Franck
2012