#205 Ruby Bateman

Ruby is a London based visual artist and Royal College of Art graduate. Her practice engages with poetry, philosophy and feminist discourse to discuss how the personal and the political intersect. Her work, ‘born from love and loss’, critically explores notions of institutionalised motherhood, personal narrative, conflicting desires and the concept of being a ‘free woman’. Currently working in the medium of super 8 film, she is creating visual codes that show the paradoxes of the maternal experience using sculpture, the female figure and choreography.

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What mystery, intoxication or devastation awaits in maternal love?

Ruby Bateman Picture Interview Kollektiv Gallery

 

What are your needs in this hellish claustrophobia?

Ruby Bateman Picture Interview Kollektiv Gallery

 

Is the woman doomed to fail?

Ruby Bateman Picture Interview Kollektiv Gallery

 

How do you retell and rework the stories that shaped your life?

Ruby Bateman Picture Interview Kollektiv Gallery

 

Would you consider the body a topographical landscape?

Ruby Bateman Picture Interview Kollektiv Gallery

 

What would you exorcise from childhood?

Ruby Bateman Picture Interview Kollektiv Gallery

 

What is revealed: enlightenment or destruction?

Ruby Bateman Picture Interview Kollektiv Gallery

 

What is the route of passiveness?

Ruby Bateman Picture Interview Kollektiv Gallery

 

How do you subvert the practicalities and realities of womanhood?

Ruby Bateman Picture Interview Kollektiv Gallery

 

Imagine motherhood as an institution.

Ruby Bateman Picture Interview Kollektiv Gallery

 

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