docnow 2017 / Unconditional

Artist Statement

The loss of a child is unarguably devastating, but what happens when a mother loses a child to the prison system? While the incarceration of a loved one is devastating for all members of a family, mothers in particular bear the responsibility and blame for their child’s behaviour. Unconditional is a multimedia project that explores the complicated feelings of grief, shame, and helplessness that mothers go through when their child is incarcerated. Unconditional demonstrates the incredible bond between mother and child that remains unshaken, even in the most extreme of circumstances.

About The Artist

Annalise Nielsen is a multi-media artist whose work focuses on human experiences and social rights issues. She received her BA (Honours) from Queen’s University in 2015 with a major in Film and a minor in Psychology. Annalise uses the skills and knowledge she received from this combined degree to explore untold stories and encourage audiences to analyze issues from a new perspective.

Artist
Annalise Nielsen

Project Type
Installation

Dates
June 1 – June 15, 2017

Hours
1pm – 8 pm – Wed Thurs Fri
12pm – 7pm – Sat Sun

Opening Reception
4–7 pm – Saturday, June 3

Venue
Ryerson Artspace
1214 Queen St West
Toronto, M6J 1J6
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