"Through my research-based artistic practice, I examine socio-cultural strategies of constructing sexuality, gender, desire and normality. In my installations, which combine staged photography with found materials, texts, moving images and sound, I focus on the interdisciplinary exploration of hysteria and female madness. According to cultural critic Elaine Showalter, “the hysteric is someone who has a story, and whose story is told by science”. My work references and recontextualises films, medical photographs and written documents of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, which were instrumental in staging the scientific visibility of this mythic malady. By examining the validity of (pseudo)scientific, social and medical practices which produce seemingly objective knowledge, I aim to challenge the implicit visual codes of representing the (ab)normality and create alternative multilayered interpretations of aberrant subjectivity."