Projects : 'Story Doctor': Documentary & Mixed Media
Story Doctor: Master of Fine Arts Research 2007 - 2011
Elements: book cover design, video and installation, website and paintings
Exhibition 2011: COFA Space, Sydney
This project had its genesis in 2007 following a fortuitous meeting on a flight where Julie met Dr Brian Broom, a New Zealand doctor, both an immunologist and psychotherapist.
The doctor had just completed a book called 'Meaning-full Disease' and he needed a cover idea. Talking to the doctor Julie had a glimpse into his work. It triggered an image to appear to her which she later made into a cover design for the book.
Dr Broom's work reveals how our body-minds respond to stories about ourselves and others, stories carried at a level beyond conscious awareness. Further, that talking therapy can dramatically impact a person's physiology for the positive.
What followed was an exploration titled "Story Doctor", the basis of Julie's Fine Arts Masters research resulting in two short films and a suite of paintings.
Christina's Story below, is from Julie's video documentation of Dr Broom's patients, albeit now augmented.
Christina met with Dr Broom after 20 years of medical intervention for a persistent condition. The results of talk therapy were remarkable!
The suite of paintings from the COFA Space exhibition 2011, 'Open Textures'