Events Of The Day

Events of the Day, Video excerpt, 19 secs from 53 seconds, 2013

‘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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From Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing- Gallery 1
From Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing- Gallery 1
From Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing- Gallery 1

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