“My Mother Tongue” by Antonia Attwood

 

Watch Antonia Attwood’s stunning film “My Mother Tongue”. We selected this short for ‘A Journey: Loneliness, Hope & Resilience’, our latest exhibition at the University of Nottingham’s Institute of Mental Health.  Antonia describe the piece as follows: This body of work is as an exploration of a mothers experience with Bipolar disorder, as imagined through the eyes of her daughter. The body of work builds on how the condition is experienced by the mother, scrutinizing her internal and external worlds. By juxtaposing moving image on two screens, I aim to illustrate and visually interpret how the illness ‘feels’. The metaphorical symbols create an attempt to raise awareness and understanding of the mood affectations and the phenomenology of mental illness. The…