Post-Partum Document and Affect

Abstract

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.

How to Cite

McCloskey, P., (2013) “Post-Partum Document and Affect”, Studies in the Maternal 5(1), p.1-22. doi: https://doi.org/10.16995/sim.121

Downloads

Download PDF

408

Views

356

Downloads

Share

Authors

Paula McCloskey

Download

Issue

Publication details

Dates

Licence

All rights reserved

Identifiers

Peer Review

This article has been peer reviewed.

File Checksums (MD5)

  • PDF: 77883959ad2d6bc3a4e2e86483ebddcc