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23 Mar 2024 - 23 Mar 2024

Artist Talk – The Museum of Monotropism with Tzipporah Johnston

Price: Free

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Embroidery and mixed-media artist Tzipporah Johnston will be holding an artist talk and private view of her new exhibition at the Folklore Centre, Todmorden.

The Museum of Monotropism is an immersive installation that weaves together embroidery, mixed media, and found objects, creating a living museum that reflects the artist’s autistic brain. Through Tzipporah’s special interests in folk magic and natural history, the exhibition explores autistic ways of perceiving and interacting with the world, centred around the concept of “Monotropism.” Monotropism describes the way that the autistic brain tends to focus very intensely on one or two passionate interests, and struggles to process things outside these “attention tunnels”. While this brings challenges, it also gives autistic people a unique perspective on the world, and immersion in one’s special interests can be a source of immense comfort and calm. Tzipporah’s installation presents a nuanced depiction of autism from an autistic perspective, told through her passionate collecting and delicate, precise embroideries.

Date and Time: Saturday, 23rd March, 4pm to 6pm

Booking is required for the artist talk and private view – https://www.folkloremythmagic.com/event-details/tzipporah-johnston-museum-of-monotropism

Find out more about the artist at https://www.tzipporahjohnston.com/

For access information please see our dedicated access page – https://doorinthewall.co.uk/access/ – or email hello@doorinthewall.co.uk

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