LUSCIOUS + GULLIBLE
MFA Show at Belfast School of Art (Friday June 7th 2019)
FANTASY FLESH 2.0
Fantasy Flesh 2.0 is an ongoing collaborative project that uses video, text, sculpture, and installation to engage with the documentation of trauma and its effect/affect on social media.
The video “SUICIDE GIRLS” is a meditative merging of science fiction, essay, and memoir. Entangling depression and desire, alternate universes, dreamscapes, and a series of holes that appear in a hotel at the base of a volcano, experiences of intimacy and care increase in value as the setting continuously degrades and falls apart.
Dissecting notions of wellness, beauty, and self-care against the background of climate change and the various embodiments of crisis we face every day, Jennifer Mehigan has worked alongside Darius Ou to develop the skincare and cosmetic brand “ACHLYS”. With a primary focus on protecting and repairing the body’s moisture barrier, the speculative products promote interior and exterior healing in the age of precarity, virtual reality, and catastrophe.
apply direct pressure
Pallas Projects/Studios present “apply direct pressure” – the sixth in the Artist-Initiated Projects series.
June 28 - July 7 2018
--- w/ a text contribution by Alissa Kleist.
Miguel Martin and Jennifer Mehigan have developed practices that engage materially and metaphorically with dissecting notions of wellness, anxiety, and care. Infused with the clumsily seductive languages of advertising, cult recruiting strategies, and self-help books, the two explore the manner in which technology functions as a mechanism for establishing and undoing personhood, and how it may be possible to occupy the spaces in between person-ness (life) and de-person-ness (death). These spaces, created by experiences of being detached from the ‘real’, can be used as positions to investigate the sovereignties and universalities that accompany discussions of taking care of yourself, and the inevitable pitfalls of believing in your own bullshit. “apply direct pressure” is a conversation that is better shared, and the exhibition is accompanied by a text written by Alissa Kleist.