Thawing of Time (Richard J Bell)

Artist’s Statement

‘Thawing of Time’ is a poetical short film about life beginning to thaw after being exited from mental health services. For years I tired to create movement in my life circumstances but remained frozen in stagnation, until I exited the health system and things began melting.

Richard J Bell is a contemporary creative soul who writes about his lived experience of schizophrenia, so people who are going though similar issues can read and relate to it, on a personal level. His writing has been published in various formats such as The Dax Poetry Collection, Project Semicolon: Your story Isn’t Over, and Poetry: Indelible Stencil Project, a region-wide project instigated and coordinated by Lizz Murphy, in partnership with Southern Tablelands Arts (STARTS) and eight local governments across the Southern Tablelands and Highlands.