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Sally Butcher


(In) Fertile Embodiment: Revealing the Invisibility of Infertility between the Medical and Maternal through Feminist Art Practice

My research is concerned with expanding understandings of (In)fertility beyond the medical. Linking language and corporeality, it explores embodied affective experiences that occur through contemporary im/material online and digital encounters of infertility, to reveal emotional invisible stories and silent conversations. It draws on feminist notions of affectivity in “becoming” maternal within these self-care labours, queering time (its diseased chronicity), and fertile identities, though alternative embodied subjectivities. This mobilises the sensory through making with performative photography, data/text visualisation, and participatory bio-art methods, to investigate a narrative of creative care within Art & Health, building on historical feminist practice around lived experience.






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