Exhibition: Another Place, My Life
New works from Het Vijfde Seizoen
With: Anne Daems (BE), Lado Darakhvelidze (GO/NL), Doris Denekamp & Geert van Mil (NL), Voebe de Gruyter (BE/NL), Domenico Mangano & Marieke van Rooy (IT/NL), Jantine Wijnja (NL). Curator: Esther Vossen.
July 9 - August 21 2016 in Casco/FOTODOK in Utrecht
So close and invisible at the same time: study by NEMESIS ('GGZ in tabellen' Mental healtcare in tables Trimbos-Instituut) show that nearly half (42,7%) of the Dutch are confronted with mental illness. For treatment some people stay temporarily in a psychiatric institution. What is that like? Views and observations of artists on this are shown in the exhibition Another Place, My Life.
The works of art in Another Place, My Life are the result of intensive observation and interaction with patients and staff of the psychiatric institution Altrecht in Utrecht. Since 1998 Altrecht gives with the residency Het Vijfde Seizoen space for professional artists to create new work. For three months artists live and work in the studio house of Het Vijfde Seizoen which is in Den Dolder on the institution grounds. The works in Another Place, My Life arose through a close reading of psychiatry and are therefore unique interpretations of the sometimes so unkown life in the institution.
Several works zoom into the institution premises or the history of the grounds. Domenico Mangano and Marieke van Rooy investigated the infamous affair Dennendal from the seventies and Jantine Wijnja made a guide to a psychiatric institution. Other artists discuss the meaning of 'home' in psychiatry. The results are an artistic interpretation of life in an institution and demonstrate the mental en physical space of people with mental illness.
Visit the exhibition Another Place, My Life in:
Casco/FOTODOK: Lange Nieuwstraat 7, Utrecht
Wednesday till Sunday from 12:00 - 18:00.
Opening Saturday July 9 at 17.00.
The exhibition Another Place, My Life is made possible by BankGiro Loterij Fund, Elisabeth van Thüringen Fund, Altrecht GGZ, Fentener van Vlissingen Fund and SWK 030.