Canadian Artist working in Art + Medicine
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Solastalgia

2019 - Co-created with Dan Harvey

This is documentation of the in-progress work of “Speculative Psychiatry” in Dyscorpia at Enterprise Square Gallery in Edmonton, AB in April 2019.

Where nostalgia describes the pain of longing for home when away, Solastalgia names the melancholy experienced when home itself becomes new and uncanny. It identifies the feelings of loss and anxiety felt when our sense of place and identity are challenged, by events like floods or forest fires, new risks of contagious diseases like Lyme or Zika, or unfamiliar experiences like smoke-filled summer skies and too-early bird calls….