Even You, Metal Back

Julian Johnson

2018 - Ongoing

Austin, Texas, United States; Shanghai Shi, China; New York City, New York, United States; Brooklyn, New York, United States; Port Washington, New York, United States; Middletown, Connecticut, United States

I remember reading about Marfan Syndrome in my high school biology class, the textbook featuring a picture of a skinny boy looking like a deer in headlights. Since getting diagnosed at age five, I’ve been dissatisfied with the cold, clinical imagery surrounding this rare genetic connective tissue disorder. Even You, Metal Back is an exploration of physical pain, mental health, religion, and healing – a self-portrait, unearthing anxieties around corporality while living with this chronic condition.

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