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.



Blackstaff Mill, Belfast