Body Tricks

Artwork and Video by Dominque Thiébaut A moving epileptic gesture drawing of a woman having a tonic clonic seizure. The lines are brown and fill in with shadings of brown, yellows, oranges, and black. She lays on her back with her hand over her face and an elbow jutting out. She is drawn and erased.



Using Sylvia Plath’s Narrative Space to Explore my Seizures…

Through a multimedia performance piece, Maria Guarino aims to create an honest, self-narrated space of her experience as an epileptic woman without filter, enabled by Sylvia Plath’s novel The Bell Jar (1963). Aiming to produce a transparent and feminist representation of a disabled woman, Maria’s hope is that this video essay will encourage spectators to question the stigmatization of seizures and disability.