Not Traumatic Enough for a Shock Blanket, 2020

Embroidered Felt

Dimensions Varied 


When creating Not Traumatic Enough for a Shock Blanket, Yasmeen Nematt Alla posed the question to her community: What stories do we begin telling with, “I wouldn’t call it traumatic but...”. Using some of the answers to her question, the artist takes narratives that are not seen as worthy of being traumatic experiences and places them on objects that carry the words’ magnitude and weight while letting the audience bear witness to the truth of these experiences and by extension carry some of the weight of the narratives.

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