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  • Emails from Weyburn project - Irwin - Thumbnailvideo artwork

    Undeleted: Emails from the Weyburn Project

    A work in video • artist: Kathleen Irwin, using anonymised communication from the public
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Emails from Weyburn project - Irwin - Thumbnail

ArtworkVol. 2Undeleted: Emails from The Weyburn Project

Undeleted: Emails from the Weyburn Project

A work in video • artist: Kathleen Irwin, using anonymised communication from the public

Kathleen Irwin

After acting as producer, co-maker and scenographer on a site-derived performance work in an abandoned mental hospital, Irwin received a number of emails that problematized its history, and shed light on human engagement with this site – a site interwoven with so many intimate narratives that explore the space between mental health, the ‘state’, authority and the personal. After time moves on, after ‘healing’, if it comes, what might be next?