21–27 May Masters and Teacher Education

Alma Winkler


I feel despair over the fact that moments that I value disappear the same moment they arise. Like when I felt the hairy little head trying to push out between my legs; crouched body, squeezed face, narrow eyes and a puffy mouth.

Take My Life explores the subject of motherhood, its existential issues and the complex and conflicting feelings that arise from giving life and from lifelong kinship. It’s about the symbiosis between mother and child, the long awaited liberation and the painful separation that continues throughout life, as well as our deep desires to be loved and to love unconditionally, and the sorrow that occurs in between.

By processing memories with body and mind, I experience them again and explore the subject intuitively. This is embodied in an installation with textile sculptures and performative investigations.