[The Cyberfemin Club] We did not infer the feminine and the masculine from social and image stereotypes, but looked at them as types of machines or working models. The maternal body is never confined to its border, it is doomed to perpetual expansion (upgrade) in new circumstances. The body (female) is from the very beginning void of identity since it already has the reproductive function, the body is endowed with the ability to slip out, to swell, to burst, to double, to place one inside of another. This particularity of the female body is realised in maternal (not paired feminine) subjectivity, which represents itself as an open, continually recombining model, where the interests of the other (children) are foregrounded in the capacity of key functions. Maternity is a divided corporeality, an exchange of desires and bodies at the stage of their production (but not exchange): a mother and her children are occupied with the mutual production of bodies and their desires. This is the experience of recognizing oneself as the feminine experience of subjectivization.
Interview with Alla Mitrofanova and Olga Suslova
Art Labor, Sex Politics – Feminist Effects in 1970s British Art and Performance, Siona Wilson (2015) University of Minnesota Press
Page 83 – Susan Hiller/Ten Months – [Hiller] presents her own transforming pregnant body from an unconventional point of view. Hiller is also seeking a new kind of representation of the maternal body, one that defies conventional sentimentalities … Thus Ten Months offsets the objective visual depiction of the pregnant woman’s body with a textual presentation of the complexities of a lived subjective experience.