Flat Out (Performance in Manchester)
This is a street intervention work: life size cut outs of our children are placed in hazardous situations, handed to strangers, photographed in public spaces. We are re-claiming our choices of parenting and we maintain high-end glamour at all times, because the competition is always on for the title of ‘yummy mummy’. This practice as research project examines Lisa Baraitser's notion of mother as street runner and layers an additional experiment with the idea of mother being a tourist of the city. The camera is used by passers by to frame images of the cardboard children in dangerous and familial situations, the lens provides a further peephole into notions of tourism.
Citation : Garton, Rosie and Rippel, IIdiko. (2012) Flat Out. Hazard Festival, Manchester
Research Institute : Institute of Drama, Dance and Performance Studies
- School of Arts