Amelia Emma Forrest

MOTHER Trilogy
A gender fluid journey of a nurturer  in three parts. MOTHER is constructed on a backwards timeline, "The After" symbolises the individual adventure of finding oneself alone again, "The Arising" the adventure of a nurturer  becoming a carer and "The Conception"  symbolises the individuals prenatal adventure. Each segment is being constructed and performed individually leading up to its final premiere presenting the trilogy in full. With visuals by London based artist Charis Boon Films,  lighting design by Jelle Stoffels and accompanied live by Swedish producer Ampfer. ​ 

~The After~
​Premiered  August 26th, 2017 @ KUNST100  galley space (Berlin)
Last performed November  23rd, 2017  @4Bid Gallery (Amsterdam) 

Concept and Performance by Amelia Emma Forrest
Visuals by Charis Boon
Music by Ampfer (LIVE)

The ability to independently propel myself through space.
When this freedom evaporates the desire still stays steady for the locomotion.
Taken for granted and now stuck in my ILLUSIONS OF SELF-MOTION. 

"The woods are lovely,
dark and deep,
but I have promises to keep,
and miles to go before I sleep."
- Robert Frost's poem. 

So I stay.
- The After 

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~The Arising~ 
Premiered February 24th & 25th 2018 @Tatwerk Berlin
Last Performed March 16th, 2018 @Funkhaus Berlin for Kepler 452b

Concept & Performance by Amelia Emma Forrest
Music by Ampfer (LIVE)
Lighting Design by Jelle Stoffels
 Developed with the support of Theaterhaus Mitte ​& 
a special thank you to Dansmakers Amsterdam. 

Dear Bunnies,
With all that we are and with all whom we love, I wish only for you to feel safe enough to be your weakest. To be vulnerable and live through all the depths of your emotions.
I stay hopeful that what we are all looking for is connection. From the moment we are snipped from our mother.

A wish...

I hope the connections you make will be without prejudice to those whom are different from you, and that with compassion and patience you will come through any challenges you face.

Reflect on your privileges, do not take for granted what you were perhaps born into, in your time.
Let us be fearless of feeling.
Do not write off what you do not know. The unknown awaits with overwhelming adventures of living.
-The Arising

The structure for "The Arising" was inspired by an exercise created by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, founder of Body Mind Centring. The exercise demonstrates the embryo detaching from its carer, in order to do this the carer must release. The embryo then as an individual can experience its surroundings 
and may choose to come back to its carer, and from there they can walk next to each other.

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