Arts

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Many people living with ME and their carers find a creative outlet via the arts to express their thoughts and feelings.

"I believe art can move people to do or be something positive and to kindle their own innate healing abilities that mainstream ideas and medicine may not be able to do illicit. Art can also express the linguistically inexpressible…" Gwen Duda[1]

Subject Matters[edit | edit source]

How the disease effects or has effected an individual - physically/emotionally/spiritually/mentally.

Regret at or mourning for the loss of one's existence pre-ME.

Hopes for one's future.

Commentary on societal, cultural or political themes pertinent to ME.

Art Forms[edit | edit source]

Cartoon - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Follies Cartoons Book

Film & movie - Voices from the Shadows film

Installation - Bedding Out exhibit

Music

Novel

Painting [1][2]

Performance [3]

Photography [4][5]

Poetry [6]

Song [7]

Television

Video [8]

Artists with ME[edit | edit source]

Ali Smith (UK) - (Interview) (Article)

Blake Edwards (US) - (Article) (Film)

Cher (US) - (Wikipedia) (Article)

Chris Willsher (UK) - [9] [10]

David Puttnam (UK)[11][12]

Dean Brantley Taylor (US)[13][14][15]

Emma Blackery (UK)[16][17]

Erin B. Fromkes (US)[18][19][20]

Flea aka Michael Balzary (Australia/US)[21][22]

Gwen Duda (Canada)[23][24]

Heather M. Clark (Canada)[25][26][27]

John Rutter (UK)[28][29][30]

Jonathan Ansell (UK)

Keith Jarrett (US)[31][32][33]

Laura Hillenbrand (US)[34][35][36]

Lucy Saxon (UK)[37][38]

Martin Lev (UK)[39][40][41]

Michael Crawford (UK)[42][43]

Neil John Codling (UK)[44][45]

Oriah Mountain Dreamer (Canada)

Pamela Weston (UK)[46][47][48]

Randy Newman (US)[49]

Stacy Hart k/a Mama Chill (UK)[50]

Steve Craig (UK)[51][52]

Stevie Nicks (US)[53][54]

Stuart Murdoch

Susan Harris (US)[55][56]

Artworks Pertinent to ME[edit | edit source]

"A Song of Shadows" (2015) (novel)[57] by John Connolly[58]

"A Sudden Illness" (2003) (essay)[59] by Laura Hillenbrand[60]

"Bedding Out" (2016) (installation/performance)[61][62] by Liz Crow[63]

"CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)ME Awareness Song" (2016) (song) [64] by Nicola Elias

"Collage" (2014) (song)[65] by Nigel Harpur[66]

"I Remember Me" (2000) (film/movie)[67][68] by Kim A. Snyder

"Nobody's Empire", song written by Stuart Murdoch of Belle and Sebastian

"Rise Above Chronic Fatigue" (2010) (song)[69] by Dean [Brantley Taylor] and Friends

"The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Follies: Cartoons about an epidemic of lies" (2014)(cartoon)[70] by Julian Lake

"The Golden Girls: Sick and Tired" Parts I & II (1989) (television)[71][72][73]

"The Melody at Night, With You" (1999) (music)[74] by Keith Jarrett[75]

"Voices from the Shadows" (2011) (film/movie)[76][77] by Josh Biggs [78] & Natalie Bolton [79] and starring Adam Fuller [80]

Art Events[edit | edit source]

"M.E. AGAIN" (2015-2016)[81]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "About". Gwen Duda Studios. Retrieved Jul 16, 2019. 

myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.

myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

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