United States

Yvonne Montoya

PERFORMING PARENTHOOD 2017 OFFICIAL SELECTION:

Yvonne Montoya (USA, Arizona)
Caroline’s Story: Le beau plus jour de ma vie (2012)
Filmed Dance Performance

ARTIST STATEMENT:

“This dance piece was inspired by my struggles with post-partum depression after the birth of my son and my desire to share my stories with the hope that presenting...Read More »


Megan Wynne

BROOD FILM FEST 2016 OFFICIAL SELECTION:

Megan Wynne (USA, Virginia)
My Puppet (2014) and Her Puppet (2014)
Short Films

ARTIST STATEMENT:

“I use myself and my children in my work to examine the complex and contradictory nature of motherhood and to experiment with the at once terrifying and beautiful loss of the ability...Read More »


Byron Karabatsos

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Byron Karabatsos
One Half of One MM (USA, 2013)
Short Film (Documentary)

ARTIST STATEMENT:

“On your own. That’s what I said when I cut the umbilical cord. Now I know that a vital part of being a parent means letting go. You’re constantly making decisions that will...Read More »


Shoshana Rosenbaum

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Shoshana Rosenbaum (USA, Washington D.C.)
The Goblin Baby (2014)
Short Film

ARTIST STATEMENT:

“In early parenthood, my husband travelled a lot. Late one night, I was downstairs doing the dishes. The old house was quiet. I looked up at the baby monitor, taking in its comforting hum,...Read More »


Michele Jaquis & Jeremy J Quinn

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Michele Jaquis & Jeremy J. Quinn (USA, California)
Negotiations (2016)
Short Film

ARTIST STATEMENT:

“Through my artistic practice I examine ways in which people relate to and communicate with each other, and the conflicts that could be mitigated if not for our assumptions and misunderstandings. Negotiations was...Read More »


Jennifer Hardacker

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Jennifer Hardacker (USA, Oregon)
For Summers To Come (2004)
Short Film

ARTIST STATEMENT:

“This work is an exploration of the concept of ‘childhood memories’ and, in particular, how their dependency on visual records such as home movies makes them constructed and selective. Juggling my creative needs...Read More »


Lu Heintz

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Lu Heintz (USA, Rhode Island)
Learning To Letter, Tandem, Lead/Follow (2014)
Three Short Films

ARTIST STATEMENT:

“My work is personal, but it is not necessarily about me. The personal is a conceptual realm I investigate through everyday materials, experiences and exchanges. Personhood is a position tensioned between...Read More »


Sarah Sudhoff

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Sarah Sudhoff (USA, Texas)
Surrender (2013)
Short Film (documentation of a private performance)

ARTIST STATEMENT:

“Over the last ten years my work has consistently interwoven themes of gender, science, and personal experience. I am fascinated by topics that seem at first commonplace and ordinary. Yet through...Read More »


Sasha Waters Freyer

BROOD FILM FEST 2016 OFFICIAL SELECTION:

Sasha Waters Freyer (USA, Virginia)
You Can See the Sun in Late December (2010)
Short Film

ARTIST STATEMENT:

“A reflection on winter light and maternity. Feeling isolated at home with a small child and an infant, I assigned myself the task of filming, in 16mm...Read More »


Sarah Irvin

Sarah Irvin (USA, Virginia)
Rocking Chair Series (2014/15)
Graphite on paper

ARTIST STATEMENT:

My practice exists within the context of motherhood as a lived experience and social construct. By responding to the biological act of bearing an infant and the discipline of care-taking that is the commitment to “mother” a...Read More »


Courtney Kessel

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Courtney Kessel (USA, Ohio)
In Balance With (2012)
Performance documentation on film (5 minute edit)

ARTIST STATEMENT:

“In this performance my six-year-old daughter, Chloe, and I sit at opposite ends of an empty sixteen-foot seesaw. During the thirty-minute performance, I add items that represent our lives...Read More »


Rachel Epp Buller

Rachel Epp Buller (USA, Kansas)
The Food Landscape (2007/8)
Food based screen prints (in 10 hand-bound books)

ARTIST STATEMENT:

The Food Landscape is a conceptual project that visually narrates the end of my breastfeeding journey. Based on a food log that documented everything my youngest child ate, from the time...Read More »


Muffie Connelly

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Muffie Connelly (USA, Oregon)
Induction Ceremony (2013)
Dance performance

ARTIST STATEMENT:

Induction Ceremony is a 53 minute dance performance film directly resulting from choreographer Muffie Connelly’s personal experience with isolation and postpartum depression. This work explores the physicality of the body in relation to the...Read More »


Madison Omahne

Madison Omahne (USA, Ohio)
Womb Project (2013-14)
Photo collage with soft sculpture

ARTIST STATEMENT:

This 9 month long documentation explores the physical changes I experienced throughout my first pregnancy. By crocheting around myself during this period, I created a womb-like soft sculpture, which protected and comforted me, just as my...Read More »


Amanda West

Amanda West (USA, California)
The Summer You Were Born (2012)
Song/Music Video

ARTIST STATEMENT:

I had always looked forward to birth. When at last it was my own birthing time, I breathed and moaned and meditated through it and in 24 hours it was over. Then I was dropped like...Read More »