Kate
Stodart


About

Curatorial

︎︎︎ Dual Existence
︎︎︎ Analysand
︎︎︎ This is a product of self-care by A. Bruce
︎︎︎ The place between
︎︎︎ FEAST
︎︎︎ Not A Stat

Performance
︎︎︎ The language of mental illness
︎︎︎ Let my skin absorb your darkness

Video
︎︎︎ Consume/subsume

Installation
︎︎︎ What lies in the shadows
Kate Stodart

About

Curatorial

︎︎︎ Dual Existence
︎︎︎ Analysand
︎︎︎ This is a product of self-care by A. Bruce
︎︎︎ The place between
︎︎︎ FEAST
︎︎︎ Not A Stat

Performance
︎︎︎ The language of mental illness
︎︎︎ Let my skin absorb your darkness

Video
︎︎︎ Consume/subsume

Installation
︎︎︎ What lies in the shadows
Not A Stat
13–16.09.2017
AD Space, Sydney



Not a Stat reflects on lived experiences of mental illness, including mental health practices. The exhibition provides a visual translation of what is often difficult to articulate, thereby offering an opportunity to communicate experience beyond that of verbal disclosure.

Included artworks range as much in materiality as they do in conceptual reflection; from the ever present stigmatisation of mental illness to being in a state of severe depression; from paralysis at the hand of anxiety to means of finding relief.

The exhibition title takes inspiration from the common reduction of lived experiences to scientific statistics (“1 in 4 people experience mental illness”) and the emergence of understanding mental illness through a purely biological or neurochemical lens. The exhibition shifts focus onto the reality of living or dealing with mental health difficulties. 
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Opening night performances


I presently live and work upon lands belonging to the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nations. Sovereignty has never been ceded.
Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.