Hysteria

An in-progress project exploring the subject of female hysteria, from its beginnings in ancient Greece as the “wandering womb”, to the use of it as a diagnosis to control women’s minds and bodies. The prints shown here draw upon visuals and themes in the feminist text ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ (Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1892) and the Victorian-set film ‘Gaslight’ (George Cukor, 1944).