Art in London

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Ana Maria Millan - Asylum cake

Videos/ LinksPosted by Artfeelers Jun 11, 2013 22:55
And so I did actually get to see Ana's exhibition and loved the question of why were Asylums set up or as wikipedia puts it 'The story of the rise of the lunatic asylum and its gradual transformation into, and eventual replacement by, the modern psychiatric hospital, is also the story of the rise of organized, institutional psychiatry.'

From a chocolate cake in the shape of an asylum to a video game styled rendered print on material, Millan's quirky look at a massively influential aspect of our society is grounded by her work with people who still use the contemporary versions of institutions for people deemed to have psychiatric issues...how to put it without pissing someone off...

Anyway - the workshops Millan continues to do are being documented and she screened a film of her work with patients or service users or whatever the term is last Saturday. I hope to get to see her work develop.




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