Collaborations with Mom

From 2016 until 2019, Suzanne Russell collaborated with her mother while living with her for several months each summer. Russell started by making videos of her fiercely independent eighty-year-old mother performing household activities and going about her daily routines. The video Mom Knitting, 2016 is part of this collaboration. More of this collaborative video work is available upon request.

Russell also asked her mother to collaborate with her by knitting an installation. Russell and her mother spent hours planning and executing the work together. This project was a platform for Russell and her mother to work together and an opportunity for them to spend hours in conversation.

Mom Knitting, 2016, video, 5:47