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The Hysteria Project


Beteiligte Künstler:innen

Rachael Jablo


Laufzeit

ab 08.03.2022 (online)


The Hysteria Project is a one-on-one storytelling project dealing with menstruation, reproductive, and pelvic disorders, illustrated by individual ‘portraits’ of their reproductive organs based on their stories. I am listening to women, non-binary people and trans men share about their experiences with menstruation and pelvic disorders, and using the their stories as the inspiration to create individual analogue collage ‘portraits’ of the respondents’ reproductive systems. These life-sized, intimate works are made from cameraless analogue photographs (c-prints) of lace on a metal leaf background. The website I have created with my designers is the archive of stories told. The next, crucial, phase of the project has people who have told their stories acting as listeners for new storytellers, thus allowing for growth. Women’s/non-binary people’s/ trans men’s bodies are the medical ‘other’. When we experience pain or excessive bleeding regarding menstruation, it is too often disregarded, and treated as ‘normal’ by the medical field, or seen as something to monetize by pharmaceutical, homeopathy, and wellness companies. Various cultures treat menstruation as dirty and shameful, something to be hidden at all costs. Because it is hidden, and not often discussed openly, it’s easy to miss that something is wrong. Menstrual and pelvic problems such as endometriosis are often passed down, but if a mother doesn’t realize that the massive pain and heavy bleeding that she experienced is abnormal, it is likely that her child will think it is something that just must be endured, instead of something that should be treated. These issues, plus cultural biases that treat people who bleed as less than fully human, mean that there is a gap in our cultural awareness about menstruation and the problems around it. People need to be heard. The Hysteria Project bears witness to stories of people who menstruate about their experiences with this crucial aspect of our lives.

 

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Veranstaltungsort

online


All images are screenshots of hysteriaproject.org, created by Rachael Jablo web design by Lucie Ducrey and Laura Piccolo. Archive view. (artwork: Rachael Jablo, analog collage, 20x25cm, 2021)

All images are screenshots of hysteriaproject.org, created by Rachael Jablo web design by Lucie Ducrey and Laura Piccolo. Archive view. (artwork: Rachael Jablo, analog collage, 20x25cm, 2021)

All images are screenshots of hysteriaproject.org, created by Rachael Jablo web design by Lucie Ducrey and Laura Piccolo. Image 1. Landing page view. (artwork: Rachael Jablo, analog collage, 20x25cm, 2021)

All images are screenshots of hysteriaproject.org, created by Rachael Jablo web design by Lucie Ducrey and Laura Piccolo. Image 1. Landing page view. (artwork: Rachael Jablo, analog collage, 20x25cm, 2021)

All images are screenshots of hysteriaproject.org, created by Rachael Jablo web design by Lucie Ducrey and Laura Piccolo. 3. Story view: Toni (artwork: Rachael Jablo, analog collage, 20x25cm, 2021)

All images are screenshots of hysteriaproject.org, created by Rachael Jablo web design by Lucie Ducrey and Laura Piccolo. 3. Story view: Toni (artwork: Rachael Jablo, analog collage, 20x25cm, 2021)

All images are screenshots of hysteriaproject.org, created by Rachael Jablo web design by Lucie Ducrey and Laura Piccolo. Portrait view: Siobhan

All images are screenshots of hysteriaproject.org, created by Rachael Jablo web design by Lucie Ducrey and Laura Piccolo. Portrait view: Siobhan


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