I'M SICK AND TIRED OF BEING SICK AND TIRED series
"It felt cathartic. It felt strange. It felt necessary"
I’m Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired Series is a project about mental illness, protest and collective sadness.
“Sometimes we are slowed down even stopped by the heaviness of our affections; it is too much. We can be in too much pain to go out and join in a struggle with others. We can be numb.”
I’m Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired is ongoing investigation about political depression and incomplete projects of liberation such as; feminism, civil rights and decolonisation. It examines historical traumas in the everyday felt sensations of our lives; the domestic and the grand and how sometimes, 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.
I’m Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired is about staying in bed and sitting with the trauma in resistance.
The project has taken the form of an academic paper, an hour long performance and durational performance. As the enquiry evolves so too will the form; a workshop, participatory, conference, participatory sleepover, online and public performance.