Jasmine Cain, ‘Addisonian Crisis’ 2022. Ink on plastic and bleached fabric. Approx. 4m x 3m x 2m. Image courtesy: the artist.

Artist statement

Addisonian crisis is a large-scale installation work that uses bleached fabric, plastic and text to depict the ‘rollercoaster ride’ of symptoms and emotions the artist experiences living with a chronic autoimmune condition (Addison’s disease). The installation engages with the intimidating and overwhelming feelings that the artist associates with their diagnosis through its size, causing viewers to share in this experience. It was created by screenprinting the artists’ thoughts and symptoms repeatedly onto the materials. 

Instagram: @jas_cain

Acknowledgement of Country

UNSW School of Art & Design stands on an important place of learning and exchange first occupied by the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples.

We acknowledge the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the land that our students and staff share, create and operate on. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and extend this respect to all First Nations peoples across Australia. Sovereignty has never been ceded.