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We Might Be Healing But Our Lives are Not Tragedies

Livestreamed spatial installation and short film

Creating an artistic reponse towards the backdrop of the 2020 summer unrest and fight for racial justice, as well as the pandemic. Using some of the moving image work from my MA Scenography’s final project 'Mother Rage', which explores the role of technology and its effect on our nervous systems.

 

I expanded upon this work in an installation created at Battersea Arts Centre in 2019, by incorporating paintings of trauma responses, with the purpose of opening up the conversation around mental health and working against stigmas of shame. I brought this installation into my family home for a livestreamed performance, which included film, sound, sculpture and a wall of paintings, to examine the questions of ‘how can we accept our mental health states, look at healing our exposure to trauma and build resilience for imagining a better future?’ 

Performance Design: Grace Lee

Online Showcase: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama 2020

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