REIMAGINING COMPULSIVE SKIN PICKING: ART AS A TOOL FOR RECOVERY
For over 20 years, Liz Atkin's life was dominated by Compulsive Skin Picking, a complex physical and mental disorder that provides comfort, pleasure or emotional release from endlessly picking at often healthy skin.
Liz will discuss how she confronted the condition head-on, re-thinking it through dance to create intimate artworks, photographs and performances to harness creative repair and recovery. She is now an advocate for the disorder and an internationally acclaimed visual artist (who has exhibited in the UK, Australia, Singapore, USA and Japan). This Illustrated talk will be followed by free flow discussion.