Lead Artist: Catherine Mellinger / Director: Pazit Cahlon / Illustrator and Content Creator: Nat Janin / Sound Design: Adam Harendorf
GENRE: INSTALLATION, MULTIMEDIA, VISUAL ART
TOPIC: ANXIETY, COMMUNITY, DEPRESSION, FAMILY, TRAUMA
Post-Part is a room within a room installation that draws on the short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Barbara Ehrenreich, the modern collage movement and the RGB innovation of Carnovsky. Post-Part re-imagines a 19th century-style brocade wallpaper pattern incorporating “hidden” illustrations, collage elements and sensor-triggered audio, to bring to life the experience of postpartum mood disorders, including postpartum psychosis. Handheld cellophane filters reveal collage compositions hidden within the wallpaper, and the viewer’s proximity to the wall triggers audio recordings of women’s testimony as well as “cures” prescribed in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Longernin Collective formed to create the installation work, Post-Part. Drawing on combined experiences in illustration, animation, writing, film, collage and art therapy work, the members’ individual works have been exhibited, published and screened to audiences locally and globally.
Longernin Collective would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
Photos by Franco Pang & Paulina Wiszowata
Please Note: There is one virtual ticket available for the entire Re:Building Resilience Exhibition. Whether you’d like to see one project or all of them, you only need to book one ticket to access everything. The exhibition runs October 15-25, and all purchasers will be sent a link to view the virtual content. Any ticket bought prior to October 15 will receive a follow up email on the 15th with the link.
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Lead artist Catherine Mellinger and Director Pazit Cahlon will be participating in the virtual panel discussion Spectral Spaces: Re-animating Historical Environs through Current Feminist Discourse on October 20, at 12 PM. Click here to book a ticket.