PrizeOfficial Selection in Shoot (photo/video)
Design TeamYing Ang, Teun Van Der Heijden
The Quickening explores the transformation and lived experience of a woman in her motherhood/matrescence and postpartum depression/anxiety. The work interrogates the under-represented transition of biological, psychological and social identity during a complex and yet ubiquitous phase of life.
The task of navigating this new geography, the new days and nights, how you eat, how you sleep, how you love - this seismic transition - is called “matresence”.
The Quickening details the claustrophobia, myopia, paradoxical loneliness and luminance of this transformative time.