Details from Post-Partum Document,
installation in six parts, by Mary Kelly, 1973-79.
See the entire piece, here.
"Initially the reader will be caught up in the mother's story. The first person narrative describes particular events in my own relationship with my son, from birth until age five. Events such as weaning from the breast, learning to speak, starting school, writing; but Post-Partum Document is not simply about child development. It is and effort to articulate the mother's fantasies, her desire, her stake in that project called "motherhood." In this sense, too, it is not a traditional narrative; a problem is continually posed but no resolution is reached. There is only a replay of moments of separation and loss, perhaps because desire has no end, resists normalization, ignores biology, disperses the body."
Discovered via Smarthistory.