The Pity Party

Vivian Mac Gillavry

DOGtime - Expanded Painting / Publication

Download the digital version of The Pity Party here.

New sounds good: better than old, usually. But in this particular case, I disagree: my new body can do much less than my old one. 

We all deal with deep feelings, fears and loss. So, what feels private is by extension universal. Over the years I have written down thoughts and observations about my body. The Pity Party is a collection of vignettes on various reflections. How does the body recover after an illness? How does this relate to the mind? And how do I learn to live with my new body?

The printed publication The Pity Party will be presented in the bookshop of Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam later this spring.