Mary Kelly Post-Partum Document. Analysed Markings And Diary Perspective Schema (Experimentum Mentis III: Weaning from the Dyad) 1975

Artwork details

Artist
Mary Kelly born 1941
Title
Post-Partum Document. Analysed Markings And Diary Perspective Schema (Experimentum Mentis III: Weaning from the Dyad)
Date 1975
Medium 13 works on paper, graphite, crayon, chalk and printed diagrams, mounted on paper
Dimensions Displayed: 360 x 5830 mm
support, each: 286 x 361 x 35 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1984
Reference
T03925
Not on display

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These panels form one section of a larger six-part work that documents the relationship between Kelly and her son over a period of six years. Drawing on contemporary feminist thought, and in particular on psychoanalysis, it explores the contradictions for a woman artist between her creative and procreative roles. The work, says Kelly, traces the differences between 'my lived experience as a mother and my analysis of that experience'. To make these panels Kelly recorded and then reflected on a number of conversations with her son, before finally allowing him to scribble across her carefully documented texts.

September 2004

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