Everything I Touch Turns to Dust is a zine about life with schizoaffective disorder, a relatively rare mental illness that shares symtoms of both schizophrenia and a mood disorder, either bipolar disorder or depression.
Everything I Touch Turns to Dust formed part of “Present State Examination,” a group exhibition about featuring newly commissioned artworks, images and text exploring socio-cultural, interpersonal, existential or political conditions surrounding the perception and treatment of psychological, physical and neurological ‘illnesses’.
Have a read and a listen to my contribution below.
It also featured new work by Louisa Martin and Bella Milroy, with opening and closing essays by Morgan Quaintance.
Louisa Martin’s ‘SOLA’ was the first of a new body of work reimagining the autistic labelled body and laying out a liberatory framework for self-seeing, outside the pathology paradigm
Bella Milroy’s ‘Breakfast’; focused on experiences of illness and care within the domestic setting, through the stanzas of a poem written by her maternal grandmother;