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‘Requiem for a Birth’

Live durational performance resulting in an installation.

 

‘Requiem for a Birth’ is a piece conceived with maternal mortality in mind.  Maternal mortality refers to deaths due to complication from pregnancy or childbirth.  Despite the global maternal mortality rate declining by 44% from 1990 to 2015, its level still remains unacceptably high.

 

This work is intended to be both a memorial to all those women who died during childbirth and a reminder of all those who may follow.

Amy’s practice explores maternal and domestic subjects. Italian born Amy moved to London in 1998 and graduated from Central Saint Martins College in 2005. Her work is mainly autobiographical but it also holds a socio-political dynamic. Her work originates from the female body. Concepts of everyday life, loss of identity, the importance of memories and the abstraction of longing are central to her practice. Domesticity as a ‘visual language’ where maternal subjectivity is explored via different media including drawings, photography, video installation and performance. Amy is a mother of three and the founder and curator of the Desperate Artwives project.

 

BIOGRAPHY

Amy’s practice explores maternal and domestic subjects. Italian born Amy moved to London in 1998 and graduated from Central Saint Martins College in 2005. Her work is mainly autobiographical but it also holds a socio-political dynamic. Her work originates from the female body. Concepts of everyday life, loss of identity, the importance of memories and the abstraction of longing are central to her practice. Domesticity as a ‘visual language’ where maternal subjectivity is explored via different media including drawings, photography, video installation and performance. Amy is a mother of three and the founder and curator of the Desperate Artwives project.