Events / Tracy Taylor: While I was Away

Tracy Taylor: While I was Away


In two connected projects, Taylor thematically and practically explores the relationship between mother and child, nature and technology. The exhibition traces the 572 hours Taylor spent tethered to a breast pump during her son’s first year of life, and unpacks the competing emotions and tensions the experience entailed. When natural breastfeeding failed, the pump allowed her to sustain new life – yet pumping also created a physical and emotional barrier between mother and child.

Image courtesy of the Roman Susan Art Foundation