What is recovery? Daniel Regan is wary of the term. He suggests it is unhelpfully finite. In Threshold he uses projected light to simultaneously trace his personal journey building up to a moment of and reflecting upon his history with non-suicidal self-injury. The final ‘release’ is unrealised in the photographic self-portraits. But his emotional experience and physical and mental scars are implied by the patterns playing over his body.
Note: Self-injury itself divides professional opinion in relation to its classification as an addiction.
Commissioned by Science Gallery London
Daniel Regan is a London based artist, mostly working with photography. His work often focuses on themes of recovery, psychology and mental health.