Thorazine Rebel 1997

“Thorazine Rebel” 1997 from daniella dooling on Vimeo.

In collaboration with Les LeVeque

(1:33 excerpt) Total running time 8:22 minutes Color, Stereo

Thorazine Rebel is a fast-paced, psychedelic video based on a performance by Dooling Where she scratches, claws and rubs away temporary bug tattoos that cover her body. Fluttering between pleasure and pain, it represents the physical body as a site of hallucinatory projection, a psychic space where the delusional mind inscribes a false perception onto the skin. Thorazine Rebel is grounded in the specificity of personal experience (LSD overdose and hospitalization) while maintaining a relationship to sexuality, body alteration, and rock-and-roll.