Fri 14 Aug 2020
the walls of brick
Writer/director: Kirsty McMachan
Film/editing: Imogen McKay
Age guideline – 15+
‘the walls of brick’ is a practice-as-research project seeking to examine the stigma that surrounds the lesser-known symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Through Zoom workshops with three female-identifying actors who also have OCD, Kirsty has devised a piece of autobiographical theatre that combines poetry and physicality. Working within each of their homes, and complying with the rules of lock down, the resulting film is intended to be both educational to the audience and empowering to those who live with an often trivialise mental illness.
Trigger warnings – Mild swearing, potential triggers for those with OCD rituals (images of repetition, intrusive thoughts, compulsive hand-washing), flashing words appear on screen, blood, mentions of rape, incest, paedophilia, suicide
instagram – @wallsofbrick
Youtube: I’m Imy https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn6K7wujmCmrKYa6plrQYhA
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