Obsession In Isolation, 2020
Obsession In Isolation is the development of Obsession for Perfection, 2018, and Obsession at the Asylum, 2019, in which Amelia engages in ritualist behaviours to visualise the obsessional traits within mental health issues.
March 2020 and the UK went into social lockdown due to Covid 19, increasing the difficulty for the community to go about the normatives of their quotidian customs. For those with underlying mental health problems, the sudden changes in routines and social interactions heavily impacted on coping mechanisms and recovery methods, whilst terms such as “isolation” recalled past traumas for those who had experienced long periods of isolation in psychiatric hospitals or other institutions.
Obsession in Isolation aimed to address the obsessive and intrusive thoughts that social lockdown inflicted on such individuals. By repeatedly tracing the top of a medicinal prescription bottle upon the walls of her room whilst in isolation, Amelia aspired to show support and solidarity to those in similar circumstances.
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