Slipping/Subsist

2013

I’m interested in horror and how it affects my humanity as well as how I see the world around me. I’m also intrigued by mental illness and the stigma surrounding it due to my own fight with Borderline Personality Disorder, which is a condition marked by a long-standing pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships, behavior, mood, and self-image that can interfere with social or occupational functioning or cause extreme emotional distress.

This pair of avant-garde narratives explores the push/pull of the psyche during a mental breakdown. Slipping deals with the frenetic, terrifying thoughts and actions that manifest as one succumbs to insanity. Subsist deals with the aftermath of the mental break, focusing on the sheer exhaustion of the subject as she struggles to regain control.