By Benj Funk
Whilst I wait in the dark grip of unease, a destructive force has a haunting hold on my emotions. The parasitic infestation eats at me in unending cycles. A swarm of hunter-ghosts, lost in the chase, wreak havoc in the hallways of my mind. Their wretched claws, sunken deep in my nerves are tearing at my confidence, strand by strand, as they make way for my core. They glimmer; glitchy, translucent, and fluorescent, under the bright lights bursting through the holes they have burrowed in my flesh. They speak to me; bold, hungry, powerful, and loud. Their prominence is evermore heightened by every idle, indecisive, waiting moment.
Unable to communicate, I struggle.
My submission is the introduction to LOSSY (Specters of Schizophrenia). “LOSSY (Specters of Schizophrenia)” is an audiovisual project, it encompasses an exhibit and album, that recount a narrative in which the antagonists are the symptoms of Schizophrenia personified.
Could you tell us a little about yourself?
Benj Funk is a Professional Canadian New Media Artist. As a recovered drug-addict living with Schizophrenia, Benj Funk’s work speaks of injustices. Through in-depth studies of contemporary issues, Benj Funk uses his experience with digital technologies and traditional media to communicate the findings of his research.