MEDICINE MAN : I'LL TAKE CARE OF YOU - 2013
In 2012 the artist Ohiri's mother was unexpectedly diagnosed with cancer. Coming from a religious background the family remained optimistic in hope of a miracle that would defy science and come to stand as a true testimony to the power of God. However, no amount of anointing oil or prayers could save her life and she passed away suddenly leaving behind many of her possessions including the box of medication that was used to treat her cancer.
Ohiri shared his trauma of losing a loved one with his partner; side by side, Ohiri + Kassinen used the medium of photography and performance to create a fictional character called the Medicine Man.
Ohiri transforms into character, it is the hand of his partner
that carefully applies his tribalistic face-paint, adorns him
with sacred charms made from the remaining medication then takes
this intimate portrait.
Pregabalin 150mg, OxyNorm 10mg, Pregabalin 100mg, Sodium Docusate 100mg, Pregabalin 75mg, OxyContin 80mg, Gliclazide 80mg, OxyContin 20mg, Omeprazole 20mg, OxyContin 10mg, Domperidone 10mg, Zopiclone 3.75mg, Amlodopine 5mg, Nasal Cannula (NC)