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Helen Carmel Benigson’s current exhibition Anxious, Stressful, Insomnia, Fat at Carroll/Fletcher is a lurid and dizzying experience. The room is saturated in a hypnotic, almost pixelated, light. The installation and video work explores how technology, when gendered, can cause a dematerialisation of the body. This particular show was inspired by
the artist’s download of a ‘period and ovulation’ tracker, and the impact of monitoring one’s body through digital means. The animated environment emphasises a negotiation between identity, sexuality and cyberspace. As the show enters its final week, Philomena Epps spoke to Benigson to find out a little more.