Het Vijfde Seizoen

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.

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 develloped in the artistresidency Het Vijfde Seizoen. The works in Another Place, My Life arose through a close observation of psychiatry and are therefore unique interpretations of the sometimes so unkown life in the institution. 

The artists 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. 

Another Place, My Life was held from July 9 till August 21 2016 in the exhibition space of Casco/ FOTODOK: Lange Nieuwstraat 7, Utrecht

The exhibition Another Place, My Life is made possible by BankGiro Loterij Fund, Elisabeth van Thüringen Fund, Fentener van Vlissingen Fund and SWK 030.