The project in the form of a moving image installation by Izzy McEvoy has at its starting point an autobiographical text about two significant events that happened to the artist in the space of a week: on one Sunday she undertook a large magic mushroom trip with her partner for the benefits of cognitive therapy for her long term mental health (OCD). On the following Sunday they both watched her mother pass away. Central to the text is her relationship with her partner, who she often films.
Connecting these events and ideas through intimate relationships of care and self-care, the work explores these notions in both domestic and professional contexts. The moving image installation displays footage from a personal archive of her partner, the mushrooms they cultivate together and her mother’s body awaiting cremation. A new film interviewing her mother’s undertaker, Tracey Meakin, is shown alongside the installation discussing the intricacies of working with the dead and bereaved.