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A look at the crippling malady of 'Dislocation'.

Mention the word 'dislocation' and the reader instantly thinks of bones and joints and physical damage to the human body due to violence or accidents. But dislocation occurs most traumatically in the human spirit, as attested to by the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist William Styron, author of Sophie's Choice and Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness.'

Recalling his almost suicidal bout with depression, Styron wrote: 'My brain had begun to endure its familiar siege: panic and dislocation, and a sense that my thought processes were being engulfed by a toxic and unnameable tide that obliterated any enjoyable response to the living word.' A sense of dislocation can manifest itself not only in the psychic realm, but in every aspect of human existence: social, cultural, religious, political, and even in the economic sphere.

Triggering an awareness of this crippling contemporary malady is a show titled 'Dislocation,' a group exhibition at Art Anton, opening on Sept. 18.

Participating artists are Aldron Anchinges, Crisanto Aquino, Nelson Bosita, Aubrey Caabay, Janos Dela Cruz, Aubrey Fajardo, Nina Garibay, Darel Javier, Edwin Ladrillo, Marloun Mago, Josue Mangrobang, Alvin Paraguison, Chris Mirang and Manuel Sintos.

The assembled works were envisioned to convey the message that 'it is only dislocated minds whose movements are spasmodic.'

'Dislocation' runs until Oct. 4.

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Publication:Philippines Daily Inquirer (Makati City, Philippines)
Date:Sep 17, 2018
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