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?
ArtLink review by Andrew Stephens