CAMILLA JEROME

Wounds Need Air

It wasn’t just one accident or disease but a series of disorders that went undiagnosed and untreated. My dis/abled body is not a fixed state but a fluid mode of being, on a path towards deep embodied knowing, to heal the torment I have endured over fifteen years within the Medical Industrial Complex. Today, doctor’s bedside manners are filled with modern terms for hysteria to gaslight and inflict gendered medical abuse. This form of medical trauma is endemic amongst millions of womxn globally. The disbelief of our suffering is drowned out by the western ideals of whiteness, beauty, femininity, ability, and health. I reclaim my voice, my self, my time, and my lived experience of being silenced and disregarded as a woman in pain, as truth. 

Scan, 2020.

30" x 40".

Inkjet Print.

Scan, 2020.

30" x 40".

Inkjet Print.

Sterile, 2020.

30" x 20".

Inkjet Print, Hand washed with bleach.

Sterile, 2020.

30" x 20".

Inkjet Print, Hand washed with bleach.

I Tried So Hard To Keep It All Together, 2020. 

72" x 24" Installation.

Canvas, Cyanotype, and Bathwater.

Unraveled by hand. 

I Tried So Hard To Keep It All Together, 2020. 

72" x 24" Installation.

Canvas, Cyanotype, and Bathwater.

Unraveled by hand. 

Show Me How It Hurts, 2020.

72" Projection.

One-channel video, one-channel stereo audio.

Run time - 52 minutes, 50 seconds.

Show Me How It Hurts, 2020.

72" Projection.

One-channel video, one-channel stereo audio.

Run time - 52 minutes, 50 seconds.

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