Jacky Connolly, Anorexic, 2017. HD video, color, sound.
Maria tells… —I am going through menopause, no drama, I understand, it needs to happen…—
And proceeds to relate a dream she had — I was in a train, I notice something is stuck in between my teeth, I try to remove it and a tooth falls out, and then another tooth falls out… I am angry with my husband. The teeth continued to fall out… I was stuffing them in the pockets of my vest… I am angry with my husband.—
— Men…o…pause… ?
Maria — My husband, he is going through my menopause, which is his menopause, like everything else… He never asks about it. I’m not sure he even knows I am going through it…
— Is the stucked in between the teeth you're trying to remove affecting the teeth that won’t hold in there?
Maria — The falling teeth could well configure my kids leaving home — my older daughter living in Israel, the boy away in school…. The tooth that won’t fall is the problem… She, my youngest daughter, more and more afraid of the world, of people… panicking…— OK…! We want to know more of the tooth that won't fall…
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