Im sick and tired of being sick and tired
What if the depression we endure is not just about biochemical disfunction but the result of political failure?
Ann Cvetkovich suggests we have incomplete projects of liberation and I tend to agree; decolonisation, feminism, civil rights. We have the wounds of incomplete projects but what if the bandages are on too tight? What if the wounds need cleaning, investigating or maybe the wound
just needs to see the light?
I’m Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired is looking at historical traumas in the everyday felt sensations of our lives. It’s about the domestic and the grand. It’s about, maybe the depression we feel is the result of being the other for so long. The energy it has taken to survive, endure, resist and have hope against it all.
Demi Nandhra makes fragile work about the silences of pained circumstances/woc vulnerability and cultural binaries. She works with a feminist, queer, postcolonial, woc lens and uses interdisciplinary approaches; performance, installation, text and image. Demi’s current practice is looking at mental illness, using the autobiographical, the academic and the cultural/political to explore ways that sadness can be used as a tool to live. Demi received the Flying Solo Commission by Contact in partnership with The Lowry, her next major solo show will premiere at Flying Solo Festival 2017.