LAURA MAKABRESKU’S PHOTO SERIES “DAYS OF PURIFICATION”. A VOYAGE INTO A POLISH PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL AND INTO THE PAIN OF REBIRTH.
“Kάθαρσις”(read: Katharsis). In the atavistic Greece, katharsis found its place in magical rites, performed to clear the body from all corruptions, illness and contaminations. Later on, philosopher Pythagoras spread a more mystic way to conceive catharsis, which turned to be intended as a spiritual purification from passions and irrationality. Following
We all know the story about the infamous insane aslyum “BEDLAM” aka Bethlem Royal Hospital. Here is your chance to see a documentary that sheds light on the horrors that were committed on it’s patients. After watching this, I felt like the real insane people were the ones who worked there!
The 17th century saw the Age of Reason and the Scientific Method developed in Europe, and along with it the rise of the asylum in the treatment of mental illness. Asylums were seen as a place to keep the mentally ill out of the way of the rest of society –
In the Victorian era, asylums popped up all over the UK, places where troubled people – some mentally ill, some not – were “dumped” by their families and communities to be hidden away from society. The asylums were packed with patients by the hundreds and thousands, and patients were often
Pyotr Pavlensky, the protest artist who nailed his scrotum to the Red Square, has recently cut part of his ear off in protest of the psychiatric sentencing of political dissidents. The Serbsky State Scientific Center for Social and Forensic Psychiatry in Moscow is notorious for its jailing of the USSR’s