FEEDING GEOGRAPHIES (2019–2020)
My first child turned one on March 4th, 2020, just before the beginning of Italy's lockdown for the Covid19 pandemic. With his birth my life has taken on new reference points, my personal universe has condensed and narrowed in size and scale, we lived life at home in a more intense and extended way. This immersion in domestic life increased further with the quarantine measures during the pandemic.
Feeding Geographies is a reflection on motherhood, on care and nourishment - in a material, emotional and psychic sense - on the subtle ambivalence intrinsic in many situations that having a child puts you in front of, hard and wonderful, simple and exhausting at the same time.
This collection of images aims at designing a domestic geography of my mothering experience, with its own maps and systems. It is a discourse on physical and mental individual spaces, limits and relations between mother and son. It visualizes the relation through marks and signs created by and impressed on our bodies, on objects and spaces.