Exalted is a tale of working-class childhood in Catholic Ireland, exploring the idea of the witness and the traumatized body. Through still and moving images a figure revisits sites of trauma whilst also acknowledging the futility of representing the traumatic experience and the inherent confusion that comes from the attempt. What does trauma look like carried to another space? What does a liberated body look like? Is there such a thing? How does class affect the body? How do trauma and hope co-exist, if at all?
control, family, state, church, gender, sexuality, class