Last September, in partnership with the Black Dog Institute of Sydney, I co-curated a group show that re-imagined the institute's research data from their project "Keep the Body In Mind". With 20 creative pluri-disciplinary projects, the exhibition aimed at promoting mental health and celebrating patients, away from demeaning clichés.
Using the textile installation I had created then, I tried to give life and breath to it. I posted last month, a short video experimentation about this attempt.
Willing to bring more human presence into my work, as, after all, this is what it is all about, I am now running collaborative workshops with dance and movement practitioners, musicians and physical theatre performers to explore further what is at work with the narrative of thread and performance.
By telling the journey one might go through when hit by anxiety, bipolarity or depression, these collaborations act as recovery narratives of persons living WITH the illness rather than being defined by it.