Getting Through The Art Come Down
What I’ve found in making art is that once you’ve given birth to your baby – a performance, a film, a sculpture, a painting, an exhibition – you go through a type of postpartum depression. How to get through this?
WORDS BY ST. JOHN MCKAY | First published in Spotlight: The Arts Wellbeing Collective Magazine, Edition 1
In my case I make solo, multi-media performance pieces. In 2018 I put on two ‘major’ works, in that they were years in the making, were each over an hour in length, and were quite complicated to execute.
They are also filled with very personal, very true elements, revolving around traumatic experiences.
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