Different Weathers of my Body

Magda Fabianczyk was hosted by ISIS who support individuals affected by substance misuse. Shea worked with their staff and service users over a four-month period to consider their everyday conflict. Beginning in the centre’s waiting area, later making journeys to Hampstead Heath and Brighton, and working offsite in galleries, editing rooms and cafes, they translated recovery experiences into performance, video, sound and movement. The final public work was a three screen video installation shown in the unfinished concrete shell of a new local art space. The sensual imagery, spilling out into the street, re-presented the brutality of recovery and extended an understanding of difference.