Interdisciplinary artist Mary Prescott explores complicated themes of motherhood leading up to a work-in-progress sharing of “Mother Me” as an Artist in Residence from April 25 - May 22, 2021 at Lanesboro Arts.
Motherhood, like any identity or relationship, comes in many nuanced forms. During her residency, Twin-Cities based artist Mary Prescott will further develop her performance piece, “Mother Me,” which explores motherhood through relationships, psychology, and sociology. The Washington Post describes her work as “a bright light cast forward,” “uncompromising,” and “masterfully envisioned.”
Prescott will research, interview, and hold informal conversations with Lanesboro residents about their varying experiences of or about motherhood, all through virtual platforms due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The residency will culminate in a work-in-progress showing of “Mother Me” followed by an artist discussion and reflective conversation on the themes and ideas surrounding motherhood, all via Zoom. “Mother Me” is a non-narrative interdisciplinary performance piece that explores the complex themes surrounding motherhood through movement, music, and storytelling. This piece is a means to understand and grapple with questions and feelings pertaining to my own mother/daughter relationship, and biological and sociological influences on identity as a childless woman approaching mid-life.
- A Virtual Welcome Party will take place via Zoom, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27th, 2021.
- A Virtual Happy Hour with Mary Prescott will take place via Zoom from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 6th, 2021.
- A Capstone Work-in-Progress Sharing of “Mother Me” will happen Friday, May 21st, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.
- Prescott will be presenting a livestream of “Mother Me” on June 14th (more details TBA).
About Mary Prescott
Mary Prescott is a Thai-American interdisciplinary artist, composer and pianist based in Minneapolis and New York City who explores the foundations and facets of identity and social conditions through experiential performance. She aims to foster understanding and create pathways for change by voicing emotional and human truths through artistic investigation and dissemination.
Prescott’s output includes several large-scale interdisciplinary works, improvised music, an immersive multimedia chamber opera, a 365-day sound journal, film music, as well as solo and chamber concert works.
As Co-Founder and inaugural Artistic Director of the Lyra Music Festival at Smith College, Prescott was named a New York Foundation for the Arts Emerging Leader. She has served on faculty at the Goppisberger Music Festival in Switzerland, the Louisiana Chamber Music Institute, and is a Teaching Artist with American Composers Orchestra.
Prescott holds degrees from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, and Manhattan School of Music.