Episode 5, “The Bed”
April 12th, 8 PM
@Everywhere, Instagram TV
📲Film Screening and Instagram Live Q&A Session with Abi Palmer
Episode 5, “The Bed”, is about self care in times of powerlessness. It draws on the following quote by artist Abi Palmer:
“Over the coming years, I would find myself jumping increasingly between hallucinations where anything seemed possible to a reality that was increasingly defined by the things my body couldn’t do: lift myself from a bed, wash myself, walk more than a few paces. The two states seemed oddly intertwined, each trip out of my body bringing me back down to earth harder. I would land paralysed, blinded, and with a slurring tongue, unable even to describe my own terror. I felt as though gravity was punishing me for all that extra floating.” (Sanatorium, pg. 42)
“Buildings, Bodies, and Broken Hearts” is a five-episode Instagram mini-story explored through video, audio, and text. Through each episode, I react to performance artist Abi Palmer's new book, Sanatorium (2020, Penned in the Margins), while reflecting on my own work, quarantine, and my state of being post-breakup. It also draws on the work of architectural historian and filmmaker Anna Andersen. Each episode is posted one day after another, from April 8th-12th 2020. Individual episode descriptions and details can be found on my Calendar page, and viewed on Instagram.