Regarding trauma, catharsis, ASMR, PTSD and other acronyms and acts of violence.
Influenced by readings on hysteria, trauma, rape, racial, class & religious prejudice, dissociative disorders, hypnosis, ASMR, PTSD, catharsis, Greek tragedy. Stemming from personal trauma and the inability to overcome, and a need to understand why trauma is enacted.
The work is in response to- and an exploration of the human condition on an emotional, sociological and psychological level. In particular when considering trauma and the techniques we employ to either remedy or forget. Regarding small everyday traumatic experiences and large, life altering trauma.
A work in progress, begun in late 2019. The final piece will most likely be a handbound photobook featuring a marbled paper cover, marbled using fire and smoke rather than water and ink.
January 6, 2020
Publication design and image sequence design. Image editing and writing. Images by Alyssa Fujita Karoui, Arthur Fechoz, China Hopson, Ioanna Sakellaraki, Laura Dow, Sophie Barbasch, Tilyen Mucik, Jeroen De Wandel and Marie Smith.
Printed on 100gsm Archival Matte Art Paper, Perfect Bound.
Publication design and image sequence design. Image editing and writing. Images by Henrique Jacob, Houcine Ncib, Elia Pellegrini, Jan Kronies, Kyle Johnson, Ospan Ali, Thomas Millot and Florian Olivo.
Printed on 120gsm Matte Paper, Perfect Bound.