The Simbysial Case is full of different attempts to document the illness. The Patient believes that he can somehow understand his symptoms, and cure himself, if he can write them down, or draw them, accurately. He invents various systems and symbols to do this.
The Simbysial Case is a long term project, that I began in 2002, and have returned to during my residency at The Old Operating Theatre.
It originally took the form of notebooks, drawings and diaries, of a young man suffering from a mysterious disease. It begins as pains in his feet, which slowly ascend up his body.