How does trauma affect the brain, the body, the national psyche, or all three? How do buildings, bodies, artworks and stories record the traumas of our past? How do we bounce back after a trauma, and how is our understanding of trauma’s lasting effect changing?
TRAUMA is an exhibition at the boundary of rupture and recovery. It explores the biological, psychological, and societal aspects of trauma. A sudden, violent, stressful event, trauma can be short-lived or long-lasting with impacts that range from deeply personal to universal.
TRAUMA was produced at Science Gallery Dublin in 2015. I was the Lead Researcher on the exhibition, working with curators to develop the central themes and narratives, and working with the Exhibition Producer to coordinate commissioning of new work and new art-science collaboration.