Hello, Trauma! (We’ve Never Met)
Opens Nov 15, 2019 at 9 pm
Limbo Gallery + Bar
Jao San Pedro
Have you ever felt like this trauma isn’t yours? How much of your own measure of self-worth is scarred by something you feel does not belong to you, but has been invariably passed on to you?
The show takes off from the premise that psychological trauma is something that can (or might) persist interminably through generations as inherited traits, as spectres of bygone physical tragedies we experience vicariously, or even as mere predispositions that do not make any sense - as if through a strange, unwanted transference we must live in the bodies of others who have experienced it. When trauma seemingly originates outside oneself, must it be expunged, or must we shake hands with it, like one would with a stranger?