New Psychedelia of Industrial Healing

Sharona Franklin, New Psychedelia of Industrial Healing, 2018.

New Psychedelia of Industrial Healing

Friday, March 29, 2019 to Saturday, April 27, 2019
Opening reception
March 29,
6:00PM to 8:00PM
About the Exhibition: 

New Psychedelia of Industrial Healing is a daily cycling bio-installation, adopting the structure of durational performance and sculpture, meditating on medical treatments which the artist began 20-years ago. Each daily composition exposes disability through a process of bio-ritual: the embodiment of biopharmacology, biocitizenship, and the unveiled autobiography of a daily ritual, private self injection, and the treatment of genetic disease. Within the altars assembled, documented and connected through Instagram, live cells are arranged among unprecious objects. The syringe creates new psychedelia of visual meditations, interjecting social media algorithms, and reclaiming a long-standing alienation. Each image confronts questions around “Who defines celebration while policing the expression of the disabled?” A selection from over a hundred of her images allow us to linger with this experiment in de-stigmatization.

Curated by Steffanie Ling

Presented in partnership with Images Festival

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