Pain is unrepresentative. It has a very rare attribute, its inexpressibility. It is only real to the person experiencing it, and although one can attempt to empathize with a pain sufferer, the pain is theirs, and theirs alone. "It brings with it all the solitude of absolute privacy with none of its safety, all the self exposure of the utterly public with none of its possibility of camaraderie or shared experience" In this work, the artist attempts to communicate the alien, uncontrollable sensations experienced when newly diagnosed with illness. She projects the isolation, privacy and unseen into a visible, public and collective space to highlight the hidden emotions of others and question the realness of the experiences of the individual.
Holly Anderson • Maria Isabella Breen • Susie Donnelly • Samantha Dukelow • Christina Edlinger • Paddy Kelly • Alberto Maserin • Lauren Mason • Laura McDowell • Jim McKeever •