Disrupted Icons (The Maternal Gaze) is the result of a 6 month collaboration between visual artist Lucy Cade and sound artist Eleanor Turner. Their work questions and celebrates modern motherhood, stressing the necessity for reinvention alongside traditional or religious expectations of 'Mother and Child'. The starting point for the project was the opening 'Chapel scene' of Andrei Tarkovsky's film Nostalgia. The project deep-dives into religious iconography, combined with references to the artists' lives: in particular, Cade's work is filtered through the trauma of her own experience of postnatal psychosis. Turner's soundscape samples birdsong (referencing the Tarkovsky scene and the associated symbology of birds) and her harp playing in a sonic exploration of what it means to be a mother today: heartrate monitors play alongside the creative sounds of Cade's studio. A feast for the eyes and ears, the show will appeal to all ages and genders.
a show by Lucy Cade, curated by Josephine May Bailey, with a musical soundscape by Eleanor Turner
The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, 165 Euston Rd, London, London NW1 2BA United Kingdom
4th -6th Nov, 2022 Open 12-6pm
*****CHANGE OF DATE! CHANGE OF DATE!****
Private View + Drinks + Live Performance
FRIDAY 4th NOVEMBER 6-9pm