Eva Cardon, PhD in the Arts

Never alone again: searching for a visual/language to give voice to early motherhood examines how a polyphonic method of working is able to connect the artistic practice and reflection. Mining a myriad of external testimonies, a graphic novel was built around various aspects of motherhood and relationships that change after having a child. The investigation did not set out from an autobiographical impulse, but considers the search for and documentation of a common essence in the maternal experience. At the same time, research into the creative processes of artists hailing from different domains adds a resonating layer that grounds Never alone again in a wider field. The essay reveals developments in the making of a graphic novel. Questioning the medium's boundaries, the project keeps shifting them.


  • Prof. dr. Anneleen Masschelein (Supervisor, KU Leuven)
  • Dr. Tom Lambeens (Co-Supervisor, PXL)

Supervisory committee:

  • Mrs. Judith Vanistendael (LUCA)
  • Dr. Leni Van Goidsenhoven (KU Leuven)

Research Unit: Intermedia

Duration: 2015 - 2021

Contact: eva.cardon@luca-arts.be

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