Anasognosia

Originally coined by neurologist Joseph Babinski in 1914, the term Anasognosia refers to a condition in which a person who suffers from a disability seems unaware of or denies the existence of his or her disability. The works in Anasognosia posit that in the light of recent economic, political and environmental disasters (from the 2008 economic crisis to the BP oil spill of 2010) we, as a society, must be afflicted with some sort of social Anasognosia. This works in this exhibition with references to images of spills and cracked pipes; sinkholes and obsolete scaffolding that serve as visual queues for events that do not have a simple visual reference and seemingly feel frozen in time by their persistence and lack of resolution.