Call Your Mom (Emma Bergman, E Cadoux, Mia Massimino, and Sophie Goldberg) is a multimedia performance collective founded in 2014 and currently based in Baltimore, MD.
Known for interdisciplinary, immersive works, Call Your Mom uses video, installation, movement, and participatory performance to facilitate spaces of reflective vulnerability. The collective engages publics in conversational work that responds to local perspectives. Call Your Mom's making structure is horizontal; all four voices hold equal weight in the process. Our shared curiosity becomes a motivating vehicle for inquiry and physical research. Honoring and combining individual ideas keeps Call Your Mom memorable in aesthetic and flexible in modality.
Collaboration is our holy idea.
- When we are wholly ourselves in creation, new languages and powers are possible.
- Collaboration requires trust and earnest engagement.
- As collaborators, we define the rules of ownership. Ownership is collective and each idea is built from the culture of our togetherness.
- Audiences are not only viewers, but also collaborators.
- Collaboration is commitment to one another in resistance to a culture of transaction and individualist gains. It is the practice of learning to live non-transactionally. Prolonged collaboration means trust in the unlimited giving of each collaborator without needing to reap its benefits.
- Collaboration creates its own beauty.