Holding Time is a project creating a different new language for breastfeeding and challenging the cultural stigmas surrounding breastfeeding.

This art project includes a four screen animation accompanied by a series of large format portraits, interviews, testimonials and BLOG posts by mothers and maternal researchers.

In the animation (see clip above), the viewer is invited to watch twenty three different mothers feed in sequence using a technique devised to show an altered version of ‘real time’. In place of the familiar 24 frames a second, this animation is stripped out and in it’s place are four frames per second, which are pulled into solidity in tandem with the timepiece. The central timepiece uses a mathematical structure based on ancient Cosmatesque design, which is also the basis of the music by Helen Anahita Wilson accompanying the piece.


Combining a broad program of documentation and discussion, it is an intervention, both real and virtual.