Writing has always formed part of my practice, language and the use of it has become integral, words come first, then performance, which leads to film. Poetry, creative formation of language, non-language and para-language, using Concrete Poetry and OuLiPo’s constraints woven with intertextuality gleaned from my continual ‘archaeological dig’ for knowledge to express complex bodily nerve issues. Focusing on (mis)communication between brain and body, caused by demyelination, breaking connectivity - resulting in profound and random external manifestations.
Reading this statement, you are using external bodily senses, multiple parts of your brain - most importantly the internal nervous system’s communication method to pass the signals back and forth. These awesome abilities are normally taken for granted - It is not until the system lets us down that we become aware of it.
Not just people with MS that experience Nerve issues, think back; drunken moments, late night, or headache, remember any: blurred vision, wobbly footing, memory blank patches/fogs?...
This is what I aim to heighten the awareness of. What it is to be human.
Ensuring to keep abreast of neuroscience and medical nature news, using art as a tool in the breakdown and dissemination of knowledge and findings. Discovering an article regarding Neuronal Diversity ‘Much like snowflakes, no two neurons are exactly alike.’ (Carnegie Mellon 2010) MS is known as the ‘Snowflake’ disease due to symptoms being so varied, my ‘Biorhythm’ drawings became my snowflake-neuron metaphor.