Critical Writing Index

Still Sane

by Sara Diamond

Fuse, Fall 1984, v. 8, no. 3, pp. 30-35

Interview with Persimmon Blackbridge regarding her project, Still Sane. Themes of sexuality and anti-psychiatry are explored in her work. "It will be twenty-seven lilfesize body casts or fragments from body casts done in clay, with writing on the bodies or on sheets of paper, metal or wood, coming out from behind the bodies. It deals with the three years that Sheila Gilhooly spent in and out of mental hospitals for being a lesbian. Generally, Sheila did the writing and I did the sculpture, but we overlapped, working together and sharing talks about the fact that we can have the strength to resist."

ITEM 1984.109 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Still SanePersimmon Blackbridge

Still SaneSheila Gilhooly

CircusPersimmon Blackbridge