Jessie Boylan collaborating with Virginia Barratt, Linda Dement & Jenna Tuke
"This panic is immanent: it is the shape of a seizure bumping into language, leaping into a body, becoming-sound in an ictic dance of hands, feet, head – reterritorializing as memetic contagion, sticky abjection […]"
In Rupture the body and the world mimic each other in modes of panic and crisis. Through a multi-channel video and sound installation, this work interprets symptoms of disorder as a congruous response to traumas and catastrophe.
In this space, where cracks and lines appear, these ruptures reveal a human moment beneath the everyday. By considering panic as both urgency and agency, can we begin to see ways of engaging with our catastrophic times?
To develop Rupture, Jessie Boylan called on trauma-informed psychotherapist Jenna Tuke, digital media artist Linda Dement and writer and performer Virginia Barratt.
ArtLink review by Andrew Stephens