I want to bring my Mum to the Arches. I want to invite her into a building that is firmly placed within the performance community of Glasgow. I want to invite her without worrying she’ll embarrass me. I want to see if I can work with my Mum without her feeling like she needs to excuse herself before asking, “What was it about?”
Is it the form of performance art or the way that I talk about it that my Mum finds inaccessible? Can I say my arts practice is centred around accessibility when I’m so condescending to my Mum’s valid questions? Can I be a good daughter and a good artist? Can I bring my Mum to the Arches?
This performance is an exploration of family, mother and daughter relationships, contemporary art practices and, most importantly, accessibility.
Made in collaboration with my mum Can I bring my Mum to the Arches? was premiered as part of a scratch night at the Arches in 2015.
Available for touring.