Human relations are radical points of resistance. Several of my works focus on female subjectivities, feminist genealogies and multi-generational relationships.
M/OTHERS explores the mother-daughter relationship. Through modalities of action, feeling and perception, it opens an inter-subjective time, giving birth to a singular space with traces and states of conjoining.
This is the second time I have asked my mother to perform with me. The duet between my mother and myself occasions empathy, care and compassion, and through sensual attention, it experiments with a poetic weaving of oscillating meaning. Such a cohabitation and constant reconfiguration of our bodies’ entanglement becomes a process of undoing-redoing identity, creating a moment of ‘co-emergence’: being and being with, and witnessing the time-space beyond identity. I plan to develop M/OTHERS further with other mother-daughter couples.
BIOGRAPHIES | Eszter Salamon
Eszter Salamon is an artist and performer who lives and works between Paris, Berlin and Brussels. Since 2001, she has been creating solo and group works that have been presented in performing arts venues and festivals throughout the world including Centre Pompidou, Centre Pompidou Metz, Festival dʼAutomne, Avignon Festival, Ruhrtriennale / PACT Zollverein, Holland Festival, The Kitchen New York, HAU Berlin, Berlin Documentary Forum, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Kaaitheater Brussels, Tanzquartier Wien, Kampnagel Hamburg, steirischer herbst, Dance Triennale Tokyo, Manchester International Festival, PACT Zollverein, Nanterre-Amandiers, FTA Montreal.
She is frequently invited to present her work in museums, including MoMa, Witte de With, Fondation Cartier, Serralves, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Akademie der Künste Berlin, Museo Reina Sofia. Her exhibition Eszter Salamon 1949 was presented in 2015 at Jeu de Paume as part of ›Satellite‹ curated by Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez. Eszter Salamonʼs work revolves around choreography employed as a means of navigating between different media such as sound, text, voice, image, bodily movements and actions. In 2014, she started a series of works exploring both the notion of monument and the practice of speculating on history making. Eszter Salamon is artist-in-residence in Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers. She is the laureate of the Evens Art Prize 2019.