Chewing the Fat During the Witching Hour is a performance. A dinner will be prepared and served to the audience by the artist herself.
The performance will transfer the intimacy of hosting a dinner at home, into a gallery space as a means to facilitate interactions and networking between the artist and the audience.
This project aims to challenge constructs of motherhood in our current society. Prevailing definitions of motherhood are essentialist and idealised into an all-loving, all-sacrificing, and all-forgiving mother associated with the invisible domestic space. As response, Claudia Pharès takes agency in her role as a mother – through art, activism and the act of day-to-day mothering to enable discourse on the invisibility of motherhood.
Chewing the Fat During the Witching Hour is a family-friendly event that will primarily target artists who are also parents, and takes place between 6 and 8pm on Monday, August 27th.