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Woven strands of processed silk invite us into a nest of skin

ArtworkVol. 2Curatorial-Editorial Statement and Introduction

Yvon Bonenfant

The second volume of Experiments and Intensities takes us on a journey through and around an impossibly utopian notion – a sort of opposite of the experience of the traumatic, which we’re calling ‘ex-trauma’. We’re seeking not the expression of, or recovery from, trauma – though these themes certainly come up – but rather, we wonder whether the traumatic has an inverse, and if so, whether artists can help us identify it.

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    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?