Conversations With Myself
by Karen Brett

woman standing in a doorway

Still from Conversations With Myself


Karen Brett’s Conversations with Myself is a complex exploration of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. The work portrays sufferers of OCD weighed down by a burden of doubt they place upon themselves every day of their lives.

Karen has always been interested in drawing the viewer worlds that are kept enclosed and private. OCD places sufferers in an internalised world of rules and doubts, and this is a world personal to Karen herself.

In Conversations with Myself internal voices jar with ordinary domestic settings in three powerful portraits that document individuals experiencing a compulsive episode.


Year 2006
Duration 10 minutes
Medium 3 screen video installation
Original format DV
Screening format
Aspect ratio 4:3
Audio Yes
Colour / B&W Colour
Screens 3

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Made as part of Picture This Small Wonders scheme, supported by Esmee Fairbairn.

Screening history:

15 March - 19 April 2008
Picture This Atelier

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Small Wonders
2002 - 2009

Our Small Wonders professional development scheme offered artists the mentoring support and technical resources needed for making film and video

Karen Brett

The concerns within Karen Brett's practice are people orientated and explore challenging issues that are concealed from the public eye.