‘Allowing individuals and organisations to succeed by scaring people, we actually do not end up any safer. Fear does not makes us safer, it makes us weaker. Ramping up fear and closing our borders is not a solution. It distracts from the real issues that affect people’s day to day life’.
- Kate Purchase
Fear is an essential part of our survival mechanism anchored in our body to keep us safe, however the dangers of living in constant fear floods our system with corrosive hormones influencing the decisions we make. The anticipation of terror effects our behaviour and minds cultivating an infectious negative barrier in our ability to reason. An emotional experience altering moods, temperament and personality even resulting in psychological distress.
This solo looks at the bodies response to fear as a infectious malignant. Witnessing how fear draws the worse in people's personalities because of the idea of living with threat. (The aftermaths of terrorism and Trump). The surge of fear cultivating as a living organism. The body becomes another. The ability to change form and take shape of a being not one's own but by the influences of the environment in which we put ourselves in. Negative minds get trapped into a labyrinth which passes behaviours from one to another and often without us realising. I question the choices of fear as I approach this solo, I believe the dangers are real but the choices of fear is not.
Mind's eye was recently featured in this years edition of Women Cinemakers celebrating female Film-makers worldwide.