• Artist's statement

      #GOOB – Good Out Of Bad, Shift.ms commission 2015

      “Neurology’s favourite word is ‘deficit’, denoting an impairment or incapacity of neurological function: loss of speech, loss of language, loss of memory, loss of vision, loss of dexterity, loss of identity and myriad other lacks and losses of specific functions (or faculties).”1 ‘Perceiving Identity’ is a photographic journey that explores Hannah’s feelings of uncertainty, fear, loss and liberation, intuitively delving into and questioning the notion of this neurological ‘lack’. A dreamlike state; pulsating in and out of consciousness grasping onto the minutiae in the hope for clarity in the pronouncement and acceptance of her Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis and the impact of this on past, present and future.

      “’How do you feel?’ ‘How do I feel?’ He repeated, and scratched his head. ‘I cannot say I feel ill. But I cannot say I feel well. I cannot say I feel anything at all.’” 2

      1. Oliver Sacks, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Losses (Picador: 2011), pg3.
      2. Oliver Sacks, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Losses (Picador: 2011), pg38-39.