A note on ‘Irises’ from Mei-mei Berssenbrugge’s Four Year Old Girl

Srishti Krishnamoorthy-Cavell

[W]hile the use of a pastoral vocabulary pressed against a questioning of bodies, (dis)embodiments, spaces and emplacements is present throughout Four Year Old Girl, in ‘Irises’ this examination is mediated through an awareness of perception and attention. I look at how this optic intimacy opens up the field for motherhood, eroticism and subjectivity to come into being.

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