Post-Partum Document and Affect

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McCloskey, Paula 2013. Post-Partum Document and Affect. Studies in the Maternal. https://doi.org/10.16995/sim.121
AuthorsMcCloskey, Paula
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This paper aims to add a different inflection to the already expansive range of commentary and writing on one of the most well known artworks of the last forty years created by a female artist exploring the mother-child relation: Mary Kelly's Post-Partum Document (1973-1979 hereafter PPD). It does this by exploring the place of affect in PPD and in so doing reflects on it as a complex assemblage, a monument and potentially a place where things happen. In order to analyse PPD's asignifying aspects the paper invokes the thinking of Lisa Baraitser in her book Maternal Encounters: The Ethics of Interruption, as well as aspects of Bracha Ettinger's theory of the matrixial.

KeywordsMaternity and art; affect; feminist art
Year2013
JournalStudies in the Maternal
PublisherPaula McCloskey
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.16995/sim.121
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/623411
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Publication dates01 Jan 2013
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