SPECEREThis work seeks to explore the physical and psychological experience of a subject who has had Lyme disease. Lyme disease is an illness which is difficult to detect and may become chronic as the symptoms are so commonplace as to often be considered imaginary by the patient. The person suffering from the disease may in turn be stigmatized by the medical profession and labeled as depressive. The body of work is inspired by Jean Paul Sartre's concept of visibility, which suggests that an individual's self-perception depends on an inter-subjective relationship of being observed and judged by an other. I am recreating that imbalance of power between spectator and subject in these images and making visual connections to landscape, symptomatology and the phenomenological experience of being objectified.
Mike Bors Beata Cierzniewska Edit Elias Sarah Flynn Ciara Gibbons Paulina Golebiewska Joanna Heaney Justyna Kielbowicz Rachel Marrinan Natalia Marzec Raimonda Milasiene Patrycja Terczynska