This video was inspired by Lisa Williams’ poem “Spilled Milk on Banjo” as read by WIlliams for the video. The video translates the brief and lyrical exchanges of mother and daughter, which is brought together visually with the use of the umbilical cord as metaphor for this connection.
Director: Adriane Little
Adriane Little is a lens-based conceptual artist and educator based in Kalamazoo, Michigan. By both jury and invitation, her work has received national and international recognition in film festivals, solo and group exhibitions. Her artwork has been included in over 100 exhibitions in 42 different venues in 38 international cities and in 57 different venues in 44 U.S. cities, including 8 in New York City. Adriane Little’s studio practice is supported by research at the intersection of trauma, ritual and an absence of the maternal body. The translation of this space is embedded within what she calls the matrilineal ghost.