remnants of hysteria
collaborative performance and mixed-media installation
bang expo, Archipel, Antwerpen
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.