Universal Declaration of
Infantile Anxiety Situations Reflected
in the Creative Impulse
My Barbarian acts out a series of scenarios that re ect the political and personal dimensions of motherhood. The title combines references to texts by Melanie Klein and Eleanor Roosevelt; the video includes guest performance by artists Mary Kelly and Eleanor Antin as well as each of My Barbarian’s own mothers, Barbara Gaines, Victoria Gordon, and Irene Segade.
The video was installed in the 2014 Whitney Biennial and in solo exhibitions at Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects.
Installation view of Universal Declaration of Infantile Anxiety Situations Reflected in the Creative Impulse at Gallery 400, Chicago Illinois, 2014. Image courtesy of Gallery 400