We've all felt that rush of panic when you wonder whether that pain in your chest is a heart attack or whether that rash on your child is meningitis. Lucky for most of us it isn't. However that does not diminish the fear and panic we all feel well confronted with illness.
This installation explores both the real and imagined disease. The artist is disabled herself and suffers from severe anxiety and the installation acts as a way to confront her own fears about disease whilst also reflect the fears of the audience back to them.
We often think of illness as being hidden behind hospital doors, as something that happens to other people. By recontextualising illness within the domestic sphere the artist brings home how it can affect any one of us and how most "ill" people are not in hospital with the home becoming both the haven and the prison for the seriously ill.
You are welcome to join us for the private view of this exhibition and the launch of new Art and Culture magazine at Sticks Gallery on 17th March. Music will be provided by folk artist and singer songwriter, Jim Chorley.