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The Epileptic Eye

The Epileptic Eye – Works from female artists living with epilepsy 
September 9th – October 31st, 2023
Location: Upstairs, Colonels Row House 404A

October 13, 14, 15th
October 20, 21, 22nd
October 28 & 29th

Come for a full screening of the films + Super 8 goodies. You’ll share a conversation about filmmaking, photography, art making in general and of course epilepsy with Malo, curator of this show. If you wish to come at a different time or day, please reach out to artist:

The Epileptic Eye is a groundbreaking exhibition showcasing the work of women artists living with epilepsy from around the world in order to raise awareness and create a dialogue through the empowering platform of the arts.

Short films that have been selected in festivals around the world, photography, installation, and crochet by artists Sally Cinnamon (Canada), Cintamani Calise (UK-USA-Italy), Cristina Breazu (France – Romania) and Malo Sutra Fish (France – USA) form this rare exhibition.

This show invites the public to enter an immersive, tactile space opening a discussion regarding our personal and shared experiences of this neurological condition. Our art, inextricably impacted by our condition, became our tool to communicate to others about the paradoxes rising from having epilepsy.

In this setting, we open our perspective on life with this common condition, and the art practices that form in response to it. We bring to light the transcendence that visits and motivates our survival together. The crushing contrast of our experiences with epilepsy – the way it can bring us to the edges of consciousness in a beautiful, fragile, frightening way – this is what we display.

Curator: Malo Sutra Fish
IG: @malosutrafish
Malo Sutra Fish is a French artist based in Paris and in NYC, member of the collective film lab l’Etna, Paris. Photographer and filmmaker, she also has extensive experience in film production/distribution, publishing, art distribution export strategies. Her films have been selected in many festivals around the world including: Vienna Shorts, Tous Courts, Portland Film Festival, Oregon Independent Film Festival, Antimatter, Nancy Film Festival, Harkat 16, Moviate, DarkRoom.

Participating artists:

Malo Sutra Fish

Cintamani Calise
IG: @cintamani
Cintamani is a visual artist and filmmaker based in Portland, Oregon and Spello, Italy. Her basis in music photography and an education in film and fine arts from London combine a dramatic and intimate lens that has developed into a cinematic project-based multimedia format. She has exhibited in The Foundry in London, England, as well as FalseFront Gallery, Gloss Gallery, Redux Annex, and Black Book in Portland, Oregon. Her work as a producer also received acclaim.

Sally Cinnamon
IG: @used_to_be_cinnamon
Sally Cinnamon is an award-winning experimental filmmaker and photographer with a particular emphasis on super 8 film, music videos, expanded cinema, projection installations, and vinyl. She is also a writer, musician, inventor, production manager, dancer, and former member of the circus. Her experience in animation production spans the 2D commercial series and features world, production managing, voice directing, and working in business development for NBCUniversal, Warner Bros, Netflix, Nickelodeon, PBS, Dreamworks, and many more.

Cristina Breazu
IG: @cristinaabreazu
Cristina was born in Bucharest and now lives in Paris. She graduated from the National University of Film and Television in Bucharest, Romania with a BA in Film Studies and Screenwriting. Her work includes animations for indie music bands from the UK, embroidery on postcards and on fabrics. She is currently working on original tapestry designs, experimenting with different colours, shapes and textures. She also teaches a crochet class at Pierre Claver, non-profit organization in Paris that helps refugees integrate in France.


Photo series:
Them Mean Sisters / Japan Series – Malo Sutra Fish
Lighthouses – Cintamani Calise
Foreign Ages – Sally Cinnamon

Chairs series
Lamictal 100mg

This Little Light Of Mine (2021) – Malo Sutra Fish
On an Island, A Lighthouse (2018) – Cintamani Calise
Foreign Ages (2021) – Sally Cinnamon
Scum Show – OSEES (2022) – Malo Sutra Fish
Pale Blue Eyes – The Kills (2012) – Sally Cinnamon and Maia Lee-Thomas (Assistant Editor)

Artist Talk – Opening September 9th – 3pm + special live Super8 projections
At least one workshop is planned for October (Date still to be determined)
contact: Malo at, through Instagram or website Malo Sutra Fish | The Epileptic Eye Exhibition NYC

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