Images: Gallery 1

Currently compiling documentation, more images/videos to come (27 March 13+)

See Gallery Guide for work synopsis

Click here to see A Plan For Nigel

Click here to see Maladaptive Scale

Click here to see Mottos In Thread

Click here to see Memory Projections

From Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing- Gallery 1
 

From Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing- Gallery 1

A Plan For Nigel

Video Excerpt 1m29 s from 9m 50s

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‘A Plan for Nigel’ sequences the uncanny, unsettling account of Nigel, a severe ex-hoarder and accumulation of four traumatic events that converged into the ultimate estrangement from his own psychological self and physical surroundings. Following the artist’s investigations into psychosis and the unseen in the figure of Sarah Winchester- Amnesia, A Rehearsal, Yung now points to the psychoanalyst’s role in her conversation with Nigel, re-contextualised with expert insight from three psychologists. Yung directs an unexpected script that plays out as each personage appears, framing the impetus of one man’s dark sufferings into a coherent plot despite the very separate interviews filmed in disparate timeframes, locations and contexts. The circular editing pre-empts the wider diagnosis, treatment, ontological and scientific praxis of trauma, applying textbook generics to accentuate the very vivid, breakdown of Nigel’s suffering. The visceral details of his experience seep the extent of his implausible horror to the eventual cadence of viewer satisfied resolve and conclusive hope. Through the editing timeline, Yung is afforded the tool to offer a conclusive present truth, sparing viewer from certain aspects of Nigel’s unsavory story that he himself is unable to assuage from his memory.

From Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing- Gallery 1

Maladaptive Scale

Light installation, 44.5x77x16.7cm, 2013
Composed of three sound responsive neon lights, alongside Passings, (see here) they respond to the viewer’s actions and behaviours in real time and forge Yung’s interpretations of the psychological EDMR treatment, subject of Click here to see Events of The Day. The brilliant red beam seek to embalm the space in warmth, intimacy and focus, whilst a second green and third blue invokes compassion and release from Nigel’s claustrophobia. The sound sensitive lights respond to the movement and stimuli both from the viewer and Nigel’s voice but lay inert until otherwise triggered.

 

Events Of The Day

Video, 53 seconds, 2013

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Events of The Day inverts the patient into role of healer in this annotation of trauma response therapy. Nigel’s description of his prescribed psychotherapy treatment itself becomes mesmeric instigator for viewer to exercise the presence of mindfulness within the gallery site and narrative. The light pulsations and patterns emulate the instructional rhythmic techniques behind the scientific physiological sequencing of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EDMR) treatment. Here though, they are re-enacted by the artist’s cheap disco lighting and point to ubiquitous self-diagnosis and help toolkits through the absurdity of the disco light that features itself in the sound responsive light installation Passings. However, Yung also activates the participant’s senses, mirroring the hypnotic effects also examined in her Auto-Psychometric Suffering Device drawing series and the individual’s self-control of the healing process, suggestive of potential empowerment from mental blockages through such medical procedures.

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Mottos In Thread

Mixed media, various dimensions, 2013

Yung’s call out for Mottos in Thread- No Stitch Too Elaborate, No Letter Too Wonky! invited the public to embroider, sew or knit their life motto into scrap fabric and embellish it with small trinkets. Previous projects Sock Exchange and Happy Stacking similarly offered opportunities to revisit lost or forgotten handcraft skills and chance to salvage readily discarded materials. Mottos in Thread plays homage to the intricate needle works created by women in concentration camps as witness to their suffering during Holocaust. These Mottos in Thread offer legacy for the public’s personal self-taught wisdoms and inherited habits- each stitch time for reflection, a contributive gesture towards a collection of aphorisms and shared commonalities. The act of sewing, coloured thread and details of each works links these tactile fragments to Nigel’s story of loss and trauma in A Plan for Nigel.
Click here to see A Plan For Nigel.His compulsion to hoard and treasured sewing machine collection and items salvaged from charity shops mirror the intimacy and historical value of the materials employed- such as a slip of a wedding dress.

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Example Mottos In Thread
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From Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing- Gallery 1
From Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing- Gallery 1

Memory Projections

Yung’s call out to the wider public to send in drawings of their most vivid memories to be projected onto the gallery wall.

This is also an opportunity for visitors to contribute their memories by creating a simple line drawing and placing it on the OHP for the next person to find in the gallery.

Example Memory Drawings

   

Example Mottos In Thread

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