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Mamädchen

2015

Durational Performance

Mamädchen is a performance between mother and daughter. Both are dressed in black. As the fabric blends, it is difficult to discern between their bodies. Over the course of two hours, mother and daughter engage in a series of responsive actions as each influences the other. At some points, the mother imitates the actions and vocalizations of her daughter. At other times, the mother gently manipulates the movements of her daughter while encouraging her to make certain noises. This interplay between sound and gesture, mimicry and influence, unfolds over time until it is unclear who is leading whom. Photographs by David Stalling and Aoife Giles.

     
 
 
     
     
     
 

 
     
     
     
 
 
     
 

 

 
     
   
     
 

 

 
     
   
     
     
     
   
     
     
     
   
     
     
     
   
     
     
     
   
     
     
     
   
     
     
     
   
     

 

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