Mother Mercury is an exhibition celebrating the fleeting flows of energy resulting from new life, challenging stereotypical views about parenthood. It brings together four artists working with image, sound and sculpture, whose work tests the boundaries of language and power structures, with their practices radically shifted through raising children. Within the cargotecture of CRATE, you are invited to see the glowing threads of visual history unravel, watch interstellar videos, listen to multiple voices and navigate the space and surrounding community with a different energy.
Curated by Emily Butler
Supported by Arts Council England, Jack Arts, Open Source, Polish Cultural Institute and Swiss Cultural Fund UK
With in-kind venue support by CRATE St James Street
Instagram: Agata Madejska @agata__madejska | Fabienne Hess @fabienne_hess | Nicole Bachmann @friendsfanzine | Marie D’Elbee @mariedelbee | Emily Butler @emilyabutler
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Fabienne Hess, from the ‘Unravelling’ series (detail), 2019, silk threads on paper.
Agata Madejska, ‘Mistakes Were Made’, 2018. Installation view, Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven. Photo: Peter Otto
Bunny Morel, ‘And the moon thought my hand was hers’, 2019.
Nicole Bachmann, ‘Leaks and Drips’, 2019, single channel audio piece.