.mp4 Created as part of the 2019 show 'Splits' at ODOX, Birmingham, UK. Originally, this work displayed on an iMac, played on an infinite loop. It is now available exclusively on Elementum, in an edition of 10. The work shown as part of SPLITS is a broad response to the pervasive pathologisation of certain behaviours and thoughts. The artist aims to depict and dissect her experiences within community mental health services following a personality disorder diagnosis in 2018. The works themselves are the product of an artistic exploration of what it means to experience an 'unstable sense of self' — at both a personal and universal level - in the age of Instagram-reality and so-called 'toxic positivity'.
Bex Ilsley (b. 1988) is a transdisciplinary artist. Her artistic work spans video, photography, performance, VR, installation and sculpture. She employs fantasy, performativity, objecthood and paradox as a lens through which to examine the authenticity of the self we advertise to the wider worl...More details