In a world besieged by economic uncertainty, environmental degradation, diminishing resources and inequality, the rising anger is palpable. We see an increase in domestic violence, violence perpetrated by strangers, road rage and fear. Janice Gobey created Intervention, offering a critique on this and allowing the public to engage with the artwork. Visitors are encouraged to enter a fur covered room and let their anger out. You are invited to scream, kick, lie on the floor in the foetal position or just allow yourself to succumb to the healing possibilities of fur.
Gobey grew up in a dysfunctional family. When there was chaos and instability at home, she turned to her stuffed animals and pets for comfort. For her fur is a mechanism of healing and comfort.