ICTAL; relating to or caused by an epileptic seizure

 

videos

LACUNA - 2010

 

'Lacuna' was a piece of work in the summer of 2010.

 

'Ethnography' (below) was the product of an interview.


ETHNOGRAPHY - 2011

 

I went on to produce another version of the previous video.


ANOTHER VERSION - 2011

 

I underwent temporal lobectomy surgery. Unfortunately I failed to conduct any further interviews. It was challenging to output any work in the following months, but I had experienced a life changing experience and wanted to share it.


SEQUENCE - 2011 - POST SURGERY


'Sequence' combines my view, and the view of me. Elements of it are realistic and others are metaphoric. I made this to convey my experience of two seizures close together during which elements of my consciousness came and went.

 

 

 

3 SEIZURES VERSION - 2012

 

'3 seizures version' shows my experience of having three seizures in a row. I made myself a cup of coffee, and the next thing I was able to remember was watching my son play in front of me. The sound track is constructed from intracranial EEG and ictal limb movement graphs, followed by my voice inside my head in a state of non verbal thought. After a seizure I often have dysphasia for a short time - that is an inability to use language. It affects the way I think, but I still construct thoughts.

 

EPILEPTIC SEIZURE - 2012



DARK VERSION - 2013