Shows how contemporary art is a powerful yet largely unacknowledged player in the articulation of depression in Western culture, both adopting and challenging scientific definitions of the condition. Ross explores the ways in which contemporary art performs the detached aesthetics of depression, exposing the viewer's loss of connection and ultimately redefining the function of the image.
A supplement in St Helen's Star, sharing and documenting the project which has been taking place in the town since for 12 years.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).
Three drunks in bad wigs and jumble-sale clothes endlessly enact the events surrounding the supposed or imagined death of one of their friends as if, by replaying the events, their truth or otherwise might be revealed.
High quality multi-camera performance documentation recorded at Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham, June 1989, 70 mins. approx.