Sujin Bae & Jonathan Lemke
 
Sujin Bae
Born Seoul (KR), 1984

Jonathan Lemke
Born Hamburg (DE), 1987
 
'The Maternal Voice', 2018, performance, 35 min 'The Maternal Voice', 2018, performance, 35 min 'The Maternal Voice', 2018, performance, 35 min 'The Maternal Voice', 2018, performance, 35 min

The Motherly
 
Sujin Bae and Jonathan Lemke stage a performance about the excessive forces of motherhood, and the intercultural experience of self-abandonment for another person.
 
The Motherly is driven by secret fantasies of immortality that correspond with the endless inexhaustibility of motherly love. They all circle around the blank space that is the child, as well as the wonder of birth.
 
But the unique feelings that arise during pregnancy do not just leave the mother along with her child. They stay with her, becoming secret desires and future intimacies: feelings of loss, long after the children have left and the house is silent again.
 
The Fatherly: The father has to be careful, or else he will be subsumed in an image of impotence. He can never become free from a biological calling that claims a creature.
 
And then there is the Voice Behind the Curtain.