private insurrections to loosen public ground£8.00
this is a small book holding big things.
private insurrections to loosen public ground is a limited edition (50), perfect bound artists book by sophie chapman + kerri jefferis + many others (2018). It contains 70+ tender pages of unanswered and unspoken questions to peoples mothers or mother figures gathered anonymously via online form. It also contains some citations, some thanks, a small essay and invitation.
It is a living, auto ethnographic archive that is joyful, desperate, affirmative and unsettling and fits softly in your pocket.
The project, we affectionately refer to as the Mum Q’s began in 2017 when invited to be artists in residence on The White Pube. Since, the differing contributions have continued to be gathered and you are most welcome and invited to submit at anytime.
“If like me you like books of quiet important barely answerable questions” - Hestia Peppe.
This edition was produced with funding from Artsadmins Artist Bursary Scheme. All profits from this one will enable the next.
What would you like to ask?
We welcome your contributions to this project. Your collective thoughts, musings, contributions... questions to keep it moving, shifting and unfinished. Specifically your mum questions. Questions addressed to the person who holds or held this space for you. Questions to a mother figure, a mum never known or questions to a mum near.
Questions that as you get older maybe get harder to ask or questions that might fill the gaps in your knowledge of the many multitudes this person holds / held. Questions that maybe your muscle memory has filled or, that when you really think about you don’t remember, or you don’t really know.
Questions about the before, the after, the moment. Questions you don’t know how to ask.
These questions will be collected anonymously and shared with strangers. Our collective mum questions.
Please feel welcome to take some time and contribute your questions via anonymous form here: