Kamikaze 2019 - Paul's Brain: Michele Jaquis / Paul Pattison

As Part of PØST’s Kamikaze 2019 exhibition series, Paul’s Brain is a one night only exhibition of videos, drawings, relief prints and sculptures made in collaboration with and inspired by Paul Pattison, a long time friend who suffered from epilepsy. Paul and I met in 1996 while we were students at Burren College of Art in Ireland. We stayed in touch after I returned to the States and he often visited whichever city I was living in. We began collaborating in 2007 by recording a conversation about his experiences with epilepsy and the memory loss, depression, and addiction that came with it. The intention was to develop a two-person exhibition of his relief prints with my videos and sculptures. For various reasons this project was put on hold and several years later Paul asked if I’d like to make a documentary about his epilepsy, completely forgetting that we had started that project already. Paul died in 2015, at which point I resolved myself to complete the work in his honor, using the recorded conversation as a starting point from which the rest evolved.

July 25th, 7-10pm

MiM gallery
4654 West Washington Blvd.
LA, CA 90016


RSVP to Facebook event here.

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