Motherfucker presents the unvarnished experiences of a single mother

Motherfucker

Nicola Hunter refuses to pull her punches

Buzzcut's Double Thrills has settled elegantly in the monthly landscape of Glasgow's performance scene, bringing work to Scotland from across the live art spectrum while championing local artists in developing their practice. February's headliner, Nicola Hunter, presents an uncompromising take on an issue rarely presented on stage: the life of a single mother. From the title to Hunter's experiences that inspired the piece, Motherfucker refuses to pull any punches.

'This piece talks not only of my experiences, but of the common and seemingly "just one of those things" bullshit responses many single parents are fed,' she says. Coming from a fine art training, Hunter has adopted performance to forge an immediate and personal style. Her previous work, Lost Bodies 'was rooted in shamanic ritual,' she adds. 'Processing the work on site added to the success of the show, all of the emotion was real which I found kept the integrity and heart.'

Motherfucker comes from Hunter's personal struggles, a cry against the structural and social inequalities that undermine women artists by enforcing a maternal role without recognising its problems. As for the audience, Hunter concludes, they will experience 'a pissed off mother at the end of my tether'.

CCA, Glasgow, until Wed 7 Feb.

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