What is the place of motherhood in a society that apparently has achieved gender equality? Which types of motherhood are visible in public arenas in Bergen? Is motherhood still supposed to be a private matter? What are the consequences of the old myth that to become fulfilled human beings, women need to become mothers?
Motherhood is a nomadic project that aims to embrace questions related to the practice and concept of motherhood. Project leader Carol Stampone is a mother, a foreigner, and an artist. Motherhood shook herself and her practice. She found it challenging to find spaces where she could openly talk about the ups and downs of motherhood. This project aims to build temporary homes where human beings living in motherhood or feeling pressured to do so can share, think together, and articulate how motherhood reshapes our site of speech and our ways to relate to others and the world.
The event will be in English.
Illustration: “The Swim” by Mary Cassatt, from: https://www.petitpalais.paris.fr/en/oeuvre/two-mothers-and-their-children-boat.