Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
|22 Sep 18 - 10 Feb 19|
Rupture investigates the ways in which the body and the world mimic each other in modes of panic and crisis. In this immersive video and sound installation, Central Victorian based artist Jessie Boylan collaborates with trauma-informed psychotherapist Jenna Tuke, digital media artist Linda Dement and writer and performer Virginia Barratt to interpret how symptoms of ‘disorder’ can be seen as an appropriate response to personal traumas and global catastrophe.
In our current age of anxiety, global politics, environmental devastation, insecurity and instability pervade our daily lives; we are constantly faced with present and imminent environmental and psychological ‘rupture’. In this space, where cracks and lines appear, these ruptures reveal a human moment beneath the everyday. Boylan considers the state of rupture as both urgency and agency and as a vehicle to engage with our catastrophic times.
In her 2005 book “Empathic Vision”, Jill Bennett describes trauma in an individual as having a “palpable extension in the world” and Caterina Albano considers how anxiety determines “how we see ourselves in the world and within ourselves.”