Emilia White

Title

Emilia White

Medium

performance
video
animation

Location

Ann Arbor
Michigan

Artist Statement

Mother Skins is an interactive photo performance series about motherhood,
self-identity and postpartum depression. Wearing colorful full-body suits with neutral faces sewn
into them, participants photographed themselves doing various domestic tasks in relation to
their roles as mothers. The photographs reveal moments of tenderness and mundanity while
playfully addressing the alienation that many mothers feel after having a child. The images
included in this selection were taken by Emilia White.

Topic

parenting
motherhood
caretaking
postpartum depression
humor
identity
performance
photography
costume
mask
bodymask
alienation
solo parenting
loneliness
mundanity
toys
messy house
laundry
domestic chores
vacuuming
young children
breastfeeding

Exhibitions

Something Growing Inside, TrustArt Gallery, Ann Arbor MI, May 2018

Collection

Citation

“Emilia White,” Artist Parent Index , accessed September 24, 2020, http://www.artistparentindex.com/items/show/381.

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