RESEARCH: "re.conceive" (2021/22)

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This project is research led, investigating the invisibility of Infertility within the new wave of maternal visual arts. Its aims are to explore and visually theorise the transformational process of becoming a (M)Other, challenging traditional reproduction to reconceive a sub-maternal.

Its themes are focused on Embodiment - looking at embryonic/egg imaging, re-appropriating (male) science to question the commodification & mechanisation of the female body; and Identity – looking at the infertile female and its challenge to the feminine economy and normative motherhood within capitalist neo-liberal society.



The project runs for 12 months from March 2021.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.








JERWOOD PHOTOWORKS AWARD...

15/07/2021

I was shortlisted for the prestigious Jerwood Photoworks award with my proposal of a "Domestic Archive on Infertility" ...more

FERTILITY ARTICLE BY HETTIE JUDAH...

19/05/2021

Critic and journalist, Hettie Judah, writes about my My Infertile Platitudes series, alongside other contemporary art on (in)fertility, in Elephant Magazine ...more

REMAKING THE HUMAN BODY RESEARCH PROJECT...

10/05/2021

I shared some of my work-in-progress with the 'Remaking the Human Body' team shared details about their research process and findings. An opportunity to investigate some of the synergies between our projects, which in different ways explore how reproduction, fertility and (non-)reproductive bodies are visualised or, sometimes, become invisible. ...more

CONCEIVING FOR XR...

05/05/2021

I worked with XR Psychologists with some of my images and writings on Infertility to transpose them into pieces for a new era that is being conceived and nurtured in the run up to COP26. ...more

ART OF INFERTILITY...

26/04/2021

Working with Art of Infertility on their forthcoming book on Patient Narrative ...more