Video - Trigger Warnings Installation
Trigger Warnings exhibition begins with the colorful, digitally remastered prints from Paula Gillen’s book, Head Trip: The 80s. These inventive images translate her own lived experiences and personal traumas into a highly psychological body of work that communicates her social-political feminist ideology. Alongside are Alex Sweetman’s documentary black-and-white images that were shot from 1969-73 while he took classes at the influential photography workshop, Center of the Eye, in Aspen, Colorado.
Sweetman’s newest video work, 2020 PTSD brings the exhibit up to recent American history and documents our common cultural trauma by compiling and condensing stills from a tumultuous 13-month news cycle from January 1, 2020, to January 20, 2021.
Video Credits: Photographs Alex Sweetman. Katherine Sweetman: video and sound editing. Paula Gillen: production. Music by John Lennon.