Katie Della Valle, Stacy Skolnick
Tryst#1 Rat Park
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Rat Park is the solemn first installment of Tryst, a series that pairs artists and writers from varying perspectives with the goal of clashing, sharing, learning, and ultimately collaborating to create a publication. Rat Park brings London based artist, Katie Della-Valle, and American poet, Stacy Skolnik, together to reflect on their personal experiences with drug addiction. Their work shines a flickering light on the long, infectious arm of the disease, departing from the immediate suffering of addiction, to focus on the devastation of living in its shadow and the unending struggle of the recovery process. Katie Della-Valle’s haunting images of empty church basements, recovery clinics, and community centers are the locations of twelve-step program meetings. Their banality reminds us of the recovering addict’s everyday struggle, the counted days and minutes clean, the wound healing in perpetuity. The absence of subjects in these images is reflected in an accompanying poem by Stacy Skolnik; a raw and silent shout to a suffering relative. Rat Park refuses to conclude with optimism because recovery from addiction is marked by constant uncertainty. Rather, we are left wondering: where are those affected by the disease right now? Have they used? Are they safe? Will they be back for another meeting?

Montez Press 2018 1st edition 28 pages Softcover 14.30 × 21.00 × 0.4 cm 95 gram ISBN 978-1-9999681-1-3 English

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