All manner of things shall be (un)well

This video was made in submission for LOWER.GREEN’s (art gallery, Norwich UK) open submission event in December 2018, under the theme of Julian of Norwich’s ecstasies. Julian had a series of divine revelations in the 14th century, and is celebrated…

All manner of things shall be (un)well

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This video was made in submission for LOWER.GREEN’s (art gallery, Norwich UK) open submission event in December 2018, under the theme of Julian of Norwich’s ecstasies.

Julian had a series of divine revelations in the 14th century, and is celebrated as the first recorded female author in the English language.

The very fact she had first-hand experiences of ‘God’ made me feel close to her. Reading her writings (‘Revelations of Divine Love’) strengthened this relationship as I was both astonished and comforted that she had been able to articulate her ecstasies so clearly. She also described visions that felt very familiar with my own history.

By addressing her, I am also able to address you (the viewer) and share my experience with ‘revelations’ or ‘psychosis’ as it may now be termed (in the society I am part of anyway). This letter is also a therapeutic tool for me. Being agnostic (closer to atheist) myself, I have found it difficult to share my religious/psychotic experiences in a concise and coherent manner. There is a lot that remains to be said, but this is what I offer you for now: one way of sharing snippets from my mental health/illness journey so far.

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