That's a lovely description of your mother. :)
Can you describe your mother in one word? Why that word?
To investigate this, they first had the students write open-ended descriptions of their mothers –"describe your mother in a couple of sentences." Students also answered questions about how connected they felt with their moms as well as how much pressure they received from them.
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"Can You Describe Your Mother's Laughter?" is a sound-installation, a dance-performance which explores the relation between language and bodies, memory and technology, intimacy and sensationalism.
The point of departure is a series of recorded conversations and interviews carried out with a wide group of people, in which they ask them to describe and discuss the bodies of people they are most intimate with. Danny Neyman and Hagar Tenenbaum traverse these bodies through speech in a fragmented way: Could you describe your mother's laughter? Her Sneezing? Speak about your lover's feet? Discuss the hands of your father? Talk about your own voice? They consider the peripheral "dumb" zones of the body together with the elaborately articulated ones - not only eyes, mouths, hands, but also skin, fingernails, elbows, eyelashes, toes, bellybuttons...
Studying, manipulating and mimicing these digital recordings, Danny Neyman and Hagar Tenenbaum weave a spoken tapestry of fragmented sound-portraits which we speak, grunt, chant, and deconstruct. As their voices work their way between speech and digital glitch, our own bodies act as a screen for and a resistance to the images evoked through words.
In four separate studies involving 342 students from a Northern California high school, Fu and Markus examined "underlying models of self" and sources of parental motivation and pressure. The students were asked for open-ended descriptions of their mothers –"describe your mother in a couple of sentences." They also answered questions about how connected they felt with their moms as well as how much pressure they received.