A Vast Sea Of Wounded Flourishing

plaster, clay, acrylic paint, LED lights, single channel video, text

with sound composition by Agatha Lewandowski
The installation focuses on how traumatic experiences affect the bodily existence of an individual. The emphasis lies in the representation of social body and its connection to traumatic experiences within an intimate relationship. The work touches upon the vulnerability of the human being.

The installation takes over the gallery space and becomes a being of its own. Organic structures appearing uncanny and alive are accompanied by a profound sound piece as well as the light sculptures.

By entering the installation the person encountering it organically becomes part of it as the emotional value of the experience materialises.

The abnormal exposition of fragile objects which oppose the powerful and controversial words that are floating around the room, are combined with hopeless and abstract images. The work puts body into a structure of multiple distorted mirrors and uncovers a reinscribed patriarchal notions of femininity.

Essentially, the installation consists of sculpture pieces, poetry, video and sound subsumed into one another. The affair of trauma and the meaninglessness of the gendered body corresponds with each medium and approaches the viewer filtered through the intimacy of an individual’s relationship with themselves.

The work, being both sensual and tragic, painful and humorous, resonates with the feminist tenets of the role of the vulnerable and gendered body.