Jesus Had A Sister Productions, her series of imaginary (and mostly pharmaceutical) cures, first came to my attention in 2008 although she began the series much earlier, in 1996. (See: Thought-Provoking Header Cards)
“That was when I was living first in France and didn’t speak the language and just sort of was watching their culture, sort of like having an artist residency in France. There’s a pharmacy on every corner, rather than a bar or a café. And I just started thinking about how much medicine those people take in that country. And also thinking about how I could maybe make my life better. If I could speak French instantly. If I could have friends instantly. If I could —I don’t know— be more French instantly. And so I started making instant pills for the kind of cures that I needed in my life.”
I’m looking forward to finally seeing some of her work first hand at the opening next week.