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.

Blackstaff Mill, Belfast