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This piece is an Audio Visual installation which is meant to be experienced in a space. This video attached is a compilation of the video pieces accompanied by the audio piece.
In “You Can Still Walk With A Broken Toe”, I have created a multisensory experience visualizing physical manifestations of the internal processes and states one can experience when struggling with mental illness. The work is a collection of single channel videos documenting conceptual body-based performances in differing locations. As each location remains ambiguous, the durational aspect of each piece articulates a character appearing to be stuck in permanent moments, replaying over and over infinitely. These videos are accompanied by multiple audio pieces which may be understood as an internal dialogue, memories, triggers, or signifiers. All of these pieces are meant to be experienced at once, while allowing the viewer to focus in on each piece individually at their own discretion.
This work is structured to give the audience an intimate view into my personal experience of fluctuating mental health, while also remaining accessible enough to allow others to reflect on their own experiences and understanding of mental illness through the work. It offers a raw, vulnerable, and confrontational glimpse into the quiet and isolated moments I have experienced while processing my own understandings of mental illness, in hopes to open a dialogue about a topic our society never seems to want to discuss.