Mothertext is an experimental video exploring the re-invention of a mother daughter relationship. Narrated in first person, it is the story of an artist’s attempt to create meaning out of personal loss. The video follows the artist’s creation of a visual and ephemeral poetry unfolding with time and process. Words of cast paper letters float in a sink of milk, handwritten letters are suspended in space and all transform over time. Empty space, silence and the whiteness of materials such as milk, snow and paper were used as metaphors to signify and revalue a presence of absence. What was background becomes foreground; what was shadow is also light. A new text writes over the old.