Hysteria

film/graphite on paper

Again referencing Charcot and the visual classification of hysteria, the film is one in a series of documents exploring the physical manifestation of mental or intangible phenomena. Drawing is used to create an image, but also a subsurface due to the unpredictability of the lead on the paper grain. These two sets of coexisting marks, one descriptive, the other abstract, attempt to recreate the dissolve between the physical and mental that is hysteria.