Little Labors:  
A video performance by Jessica Jackson Hutchins.
Saturday, April 4, 1PM–Forever

Filmed at the University Art Museum on the opening night of Labor: Motherhood & Art in 2020, in this video sculptor Jessica Jackson Hutchins breathed new life into three of her internationally exhibited works: Sap, Deviled Eggs and Red Wine, and Lascaux Reprise, transforming these three sculptures into a performance installation. Three dancers from the NMSU Kinesiology department acted as stand-ins for mothers and children wearing, dancing, and experimenting with Hutchins’s abstract clay sculptures during an improvisational performance. By repurposing these sculptural pieces from her studio with a dance performance, the dancers turn ceramic objects into wearable sculptures using their bodies to scoff at prescribed rituals, in an effort to recreate the euphoria and pain that children and mothering bring to one’s body and creative life.

Little Labors: A video performance by Jessica Jackson Hutchins (Featuring NMSU Dancers: Jackie Beth Shilcutt; Noelia De la Rosa; Hannah O’hara, and Cellist: Hyerim Mapp. Photo and video by Trey Broomfield)