'A Temporary Discomfort'
Sensory overload, disorientation, resistance, confusion, flawed memories, frustration, withdrawal, resentment, boredom, restlessness, alienation, need for excessive sleep. These are symptoms typically associated with reverse culture shock, a phenomenon experienced when returning to one's home culture after growing accustomed to a new one. You are in the city of your birth where you grew up and spent most of your life, though everything feels different - the static, mental and emotional snapshot of home has been replaced by an alternate reality. 'A Temporary Discomfort' engages with this idealized version of reality, where unrealistic expectations and unexpected confrontations are all common experiences.
Alison Baker Kerrigan • Dominique Beyens • Lyndsey Browe • Marcus Cassidy • Monika Chmielarz • Sabrina Colley • Madeleine Collins • Cait Fahey • Aoife Forrestal • Megan Gallagher • Jasmina Jasinska • Christine Ann Jones • Henning Koestler • Jason Lowe • Claudi Nir • Lucy Nuzum • Orla O'Brien • Diarmuid O'Riordan • Amy Petherbridge • Giorgia Pistoia • Amy Plant • Niamh Raftery • Lynn Rothwell • Eoin Shiel • Louise Slevin •