Richard Layzell: Psychosomatic

Norwich Lanes

Psychosomatic is a major new work by artist Richard Layzell using material gathered over a seven-year research period, and is his first feature-length film. The work exists fleetingly as a not-to-be-missed event, screening with a live performance in which Layzell intervenes in the narrative of the film.

Psychosomatic explores what happens when ecology meets art practice, with themes touching on ecological breakdown and social justice. One event leads to another. A chance encounter leads to a discovery. It’s impressive. It’s absurd. It’s a journey across five continents and a record of the artist as traveller, performer, photographer and trickster.