There is a Myth

Catherine Elwes

1984, 10:00 minutes, colour, English


"The traditional icon of the mother is notably absent from this tape. Instead, the work centers on the image of a breast milking under the rough caress of an infant's hand. The uncompromisingly physical experience of maternal love is much in evidence. Fear of loss inspires gestural mourning and a sentimental song. Playfulness and a devouring lust insist on a hearing and I am not above teasing Freudian castration anxieties." -C. E.

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