Beyond Diagnosis There Is A Full Moon is a looped scroll that explores illness and werewolves, considering the idea of a body that is unfamiliar and out of your control. Using images sourced from medieval woodcuts and horror films, it attempts to link together the experience of being ill and that of being a werewolf; from symptoms to diagnosis to treatment. What does it mean to look like other people but be unable to live like them? How does it feel to have your body controlled by the moon? Produced during lockdown, it is a timely reflection on sickness and the body’s changeability.
Medium: Spray paint, woodcut, linocut, letterpress and screen print on book maker’s cloth. Item requires installation.
Size/Dimensions: 35.7cm x 126cm
Information about the Artist: George Gibson is a bookmaker interested in using print to expand digital imagery, analyse pop culture moments and archive lost webpages. Gibson has recently been focused on how alternative communities can be surrounded by absurdity and hysteria, alongside sincerity and support. Izzy Kroese is an artist, writer and curator. At the moment, They are interested in LGBT histories. Rather than positioning themselves as a historian, they take more of a fan-like approach to their research. This research is often finalised either in print or online. Kroese and Gibson are both based in Manchester, UK, working both solo and collaboratively.