Sleeping Dogs Lie
Rumours, secrets and absent memories can affect the stories we tell about ourselves and where we come from. These lingering questions reveal gaps; exposing ruptured narratives, causing personal and family histories to appear as multiple realities. By examining these altered narratives, how and why they are tampered with or ignored altogether can be very revealing. These uncovered histories can cause agitation and conflict within ourselves and our families; their very presence casting long shadows into adulthood. Sleeping Dogs Lie explores the darker sides of memory, the suppressed narratives and the vacuum of knowledge surrounding insidious experiences and their aftermath. Acknowledging the body’s threat responses and subsequent protective measures invites greater understanding of complex traumatic encounters.
David Copeland • Conánn Fitzpatrick Alvarez-Casado • Sam Hadfield • Aoife Herrity • Xanthe Hutchinson • Lucy Jarvis • Monique Kelly • Kerstin Maria Lehmann Handover • Michelle Moloney • Samantha Obman • Nick Smith • Alan J. Wilkinson •