Green Kill is very excited to announce the 2020 Green Kill Art Exhibition Program February Exhibition. A selection of works by Olivia Hunter will be on exhibition from Saturday, February 1 to Saturday, February 29 with an opening celebration on Saturday, February 1 from 5 pm – 7 pm. Best viewing hours are 3 pm to 5 pm, Tuesday – Saturday. Green Kill hours are 3 pm – 9 pm Tuesday – Saturday.
The Green Kill February 2020 Exhibition will include Al Desetta, Olivia Hunter, Nina Kossman and John McGiff.
Books were my refuge as a child, until Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder began to creep into the pages. Words like death, murder, and suicide sent my body into patterns of ritualistic blinking, holding my breath, or tapping, to pacify the intrusive thought that I would cause harm to myself or someone else. Because of this, I spent my time piecing together stories that I could never finish. My mind became filled with fragmented characters repeating the same actions, with no hope of moving forward. As a child, I never read a story about a hero with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and as an adult I have found very few photographic projects that represent this disorder.
Fragmented Fables is loosely based on one of the lesser known works of the Grimm Brothers titled “The Handless Maiden”. In this story, a miller accidentally sells his daughter to the devil. When the devil comes to collect her, she protects herself by drawing a circle of chalk around herself and washing her body. The devil tries three different times to retrieve her. Before the third time, he tells the miller to cut off his daughter’s hands so that she cannot wash herself and protect her body from him. The miller does so. In this project, I focus on the idea of becoming trapped within a page of a novel due to fear; as was the case in much of my childhood. The dramatic and horrific event of hands being severed from the body repeats throughout the project representing an intrusive thought that won’t go away.
Through this project, I’m exploring the idea of a broken narrative within the visual world based on my past and on-going struggle with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. The project consists of photographs dependent on narrative tropes that are also found within this disorder; such as fragmentation, duality, and repetition. The images do not show specific actions grounded in reality but instead act as metaphorical representations of the obsessions and compulsions of this disorder. Unlike a real story, there is no plot, only mystery; there are no characters, only traces and pieces left behind. The hero is never fully visible, the action is left incomplete, and the subject is obscured. The full narrative is purposely withheld from the viewer to create a photographic story about the desire and need for narrative within life. The viewer is left with the task of piecing together the fragments.
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