Med Mix and Match
Trigger Warnings: Suicide, Self Harm, Mania, Drugs
Alter: Teres, Myra, Xaler
Material: Medication bottles, Dye sublimated fleece, 3D printed plastic, Pill organizers, Laser engraved hardboard, Candy
An amalgam of several of our pieces, this interactive mini-collection intertwines our works around medication. They combine to create an immersive experience of how we sometimes feel around our medications. A sense of dread and futility from what the medications themselves make claims of, let alone our own experiences from them. The monotony of dosing, the drowning in pill bottles, the questioning of the line between self and medication, and trying to keep organized enough to remember to take our pills. How sometimes it can feel like a medication is just a sugar pill.
It is interactive because we spent a lot of our childhood in a science museum and we love it's format. The pill bottle mural is what truly inspired it, as comparing it to the other pieces brought along the idea of merging them. With that, it introduces the interesting narrative of bringing someone in and introducing them to how to sort their own medication with an extremely cynical and surreal interpretation of what they will be stuck with the rest of their life.