Katriona Beales introduces White Matter at GROUP THERAPY 2

Katriona Beales introduces White Matter at GROUP THERAPY



White Matter presents elements of Beales' ongoing research into Internet addiction, as well as the black mirror of the screen and it's historical antecedents. The title of the work responds to scientific research suggesting that individuals exhibiting symptoms of Internet addiction also display changes in the white matter of their brain similar to people addicted to alcohol and other drugs. While the diagnosis of Internet addiction is yet to become an official disorder in the UK, it is widely used in China and South Korea

Part of the exhibition Group Therapy: Mental Distress in a Digital Age, presented at FACT. Visit fact.co.uk/GroupTherapy to find out more