Interior Hysteria explores ripples of unmanageable emotional excesses. A sliding scale of loss of self-control behind closed doors. Overwhelming internal conflict through visual brain patterns. Dysmorphia. Hypochondria. Neurosis. Lightness and dryness of the body. Paralysis. Disassociation. Waves of panic.
Greek physicians of the fourth century B.C. thought hysteria was caused by migrations of a restless uterus, or ‘wandering womb’. This concept is attributed to Hippocrates, despite the fact that it never appears in any of the Hippocratic texts.
Hippocratic authors manifest a distinct break with magic and religion. They claim that hysteria may result from prolonged sexual continence, an opinion which was to influence medical history for over two thousand years.
Join our hysterical creatures for a month of Interior Hysteria. Secrets, recesses, hollows, obsessions, sanctuary, constructed decay, personal castles… Let there be light.
Private view from 6pm 24th May
Performance art and DJs from 8pm 31st May
Andrea Rossi – painting
International Nobody – wall painting
Jessica Kilpatrick – photography, drawing, video
Juliet Fang – photography
Louise Seijen ten Hoorn – light box sculpture
Red Pig Flower – video, performance art, DJ set
Sabrina Webster – dance
Simon Tarrant – light box painting
Ting An Lin – painting, drawing, DJ set
Valentina Piras – wax sculpture
Vasilisa Forbes – digital prints
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