Claudia Edwards | Mother and Daughter on Hiatus

Opening Tuesday April 10

Sanderson Contemporary, Auckland

“The other night my mother and I were talking about things that I do that she finds frustrating. I asked her for an example. She immediately responded with this, “There’s a platter of lobster tails for dinner and everybody is eager to go and help themselves, Claudia happens to be the first one to the platter and she will pick the largest tail on the plate … that’s you.”

Mother and Daughter on Hiatus is an ironic collection capturing the rivalrous and friction-run relationship that one has with their mother; in this case my own.

Unapologetically domestic, these frieze-like structures create a coliseum for my mother and I to compete in. When we argue, often I think the lack of any witness to our dispute is unfair. In hopes to validate who’s in the wrong and who’s in the right, a third person, an audience or a referee would suffice. This arena of sporting events categorises my disharmonic relationship with my mother into that of entertainment, disguised as humour rather than stigmatic.

You are the viewer. You are the audience. You are the referee.

Date(s) - 10/04/2018 - 29/04/2018
All Day