remnants of hysteria 

collaborative performance and mixed-media installation

bang expo, Archipel, Antwerpen

2021

 

Alexandra Fraser - Movement / Image / concept

Gizem Karaosmanoğlu - Soundscape @koogizem

David Bello - Saxophone @davidbello32

Myrthe Bokelmann - Movement @myrthebokelmann

 

A collaborative performance and consequent installation investigating the concept of ‘hysteria’ and its use as a means of oppression. The first doctor of hysteria was a hobby photographer and used his patients, often sexualised women,  as his muses. How can we honour their history whilst navigating the blurred boundaries of hysteria as a symptom of a sick society and a symptom of a sick individual? We explore dramatic changes in emotional landscapes, and feel that hysterical desperation is sadly commonplace. We choose to react with empathy, and not fear. 

IMG_8875.jpg
IMG_8790.jpg
71f455ab-ab65-4d0e-b459-ef0d2f189b42.jpg
70881d29-a4af-4f83-be52-46f2ff806682.jpg
f2f6b356-31bf-474e-927e-e75e790cb088.jpg
427b3022-ff54-425e-8e47-d0960c7fd3b6.jpg