Ritual of Relief
(2017)

Ritual of Relief is a multi-media series depicting my experiences with eczema. I have suffered with this skin condition since infancy, and it causes my skin to dry, crack and become extremely itchy and irritated. ‘Ritual of Relief’ refers to the various rituals I carry out as a result of my eczema; the ritual of applying creams to treat the skin and keep the condition under control, and the scratching that I can not often help; these are contradictory acts, but they both cause some relief in a way. The series explores the level of control I have over my condition through a series of semi performative self-portrait photographs and videos, showing the routines I carry out daily.

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