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A Conflict of Interests

Lauren McLaughlin

A Conflict of Interests

Lauren McLaughlin

Reference

SAS0149_002

Year

2016

Dimensions (cm)

Height: 34
Length: 113
Depth: 15

Materials

Neon, programmer, transformers, wire and plexiglass.

Suitable Locations for the Work

  • Indoors
  • Wall-mounted

Background, history, commissioner of the work

In 2018 this work won the Birth Rites Collection biannual award for new work and is now currently included as part of their permanent public collection. The collection is currently housed within the University of Kent (2022-2025), previously was at King's College London (2018-2022).

Thematic/contextual information

This is a typographical work whereby the words "Mother" "other" "her" and "Me" flash consecutively and continuously. I made the work in response to my own experience as a young single mother navigating the changes within my sense of self as I became a mother, and the struggle to balance my own needs and desires with those of my child. The work aimed to present a maternal subjectivity, reclaiming the objectification of the maternal identity.

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