When Youth and I Lived Together
In early 2001, my father was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and was prescribed strong medication to manage the pain of the condition. Over the past 19 years, the medication’s effectiveness has subsided to the point that my father was not able to work any longer due to excruciating pain. To document this change, I capture the evidence of changes within the household and the gaps that aging presents to my entire family. This added figure, who is now constant within the domestic setting changes the balance significantly. While this is an autobiographical story about my family, ageing and the feeling of being isolated when becoming retired is a universal reality that touches everyone.
Savannah Bracewell • Maisie Buchanan • Margaret Cooke • Max Le Feuvre • Matthew McCracken • Lauren McNeice • Joanna Penney • Gemma Smyth • Aimee Somerville • Phil Wood • Mollie Young •