IN A GLASS DARKLY
“Perhaps a lunatic was simply a minority of one. But the thought of being a lunatic did not greatly trouble him; the horror was that he might also be wrong.” – George Orwell
“It’s so dreadful to look at your own confusion and understand it.” – Ingmar Bergman
Adrenaline, dopamine, serotonin, oxycontin, vasopressin. A heady cocktail. And while the function of neurotransmitters in the brain is not yet fully scientifically understood, the symptoms of addictive patterns are blisteringly evident.
Hijacking our innate neurological programming, dopamine-driven seeking/feedback loops are destroying our focus and the fabric of our society – feeding an unquenchable thirst – in an unconscious pandemic we’re all party to. Resisting a craving to a substance that’s possible to physically put down poses an extraordinary, but surmountable challenge; developing a dependence to the ubiquitous is a quandary with seemingly no escape.
Money, fame, food, Facebook, fantasy, selfies, series, social media, sugar, gaming, gossip, love, lust, work, war, pain, power. The list is without end – and so is the condition.
In A Glass Darkly exposes the nature of the seemingly innocuous, but powerfully insidious process addiction – the potent mental obsession and the physical compulsion, the pathological pursuit of reward and/or relief and the subsequent withdrawal, the grief and the insanity – and the bleak core of what lies beneath: very much a universal psycho-spiritual malady and arguably the most pervasive affliction of our generation.
Darkle's Den + a series of public/private hospitals
And then by appointment on the 02.07.2018 + 03.07.2018