The Epileptic Eye
Flux Factory, Colonels Row
Weekly on Saturday, Sunday and Friday, starting from Sep 9, 2023, until Oct 31, 2023
Colonels Row - Colonels Row - Building 404A
The Epileptic Eye, curated by Malo Sutra Fish, is a groundbreaking exhibition showcasing the work of women artists living with epilepsy from around the world in order to raise awareness and create a dialogue through the empowering platform of the arts.
Short films that have been selected in festivals around the world, photography, installation, and crochet by artists Sally Cinnamon (Canada), Cintamani Calise (UK-USA-Italy), Cristina Breazu (France — Romania) and Malo Sutra Fish (France — USA) form this rare exhibition.
This show invites the public to enter an immersive, tactile space opening a discussion regarding our personal and shared experiences of this neurological condition. Our art, inextricably impacted by our condition, became our tool to communicate to others about the paradoxes rising from having epilepsy.
In this setting, we open our perspective on life with this common condition, and the art practices that form in response to it. We bring to light the transcendence that visits and motivates our survival together. The crushing contrast of our experiences with epilepsy – the way it can bring us to the edges of consciousness in a beautiful, fragile, frightening way – this is what we display.
Flux Factory is one of the 2023 Governors Island Arts Organizations in Residence
See below for past programs and events on Governors Island.