Before Anyone Fell 2016
Trauma is a void I carry inside me. For years I found it difficult to shine a light on that void. Our tendency is to avoid the chasms left by trauma. We leave the invisible invisible. However, it is a place where creativity can flourish and where resilience is born.
In 2014, a writing experiment exposed my void for the first time in a tangible way. “Before Anyone Fell” emerged from my decision to embrace that first glimpse. I wrote for two years and my story broke through.
“Before Anyone Fell” engages visitors with intimate details of my life, and connects them to the universal human experience of pain. My personal story reverberates in a space through an audio performance that reveals traumatising memories with brutal honesty.
My work transcends suffering and adversity. It not only exposes the darkness in humanity, but also brings out values such as resilience and hope.
Through writing, editing, performing, and recording, I took ownership of my story and made the invisible visible.