Control

EXHIBITION

Control

30 June 2017 - 2 September 2017

Mental illness is one of the world’s leading health challenges. Most of us will encounter mental health problems at some point in our lives; whether it be our own inner struggles or those of our family, friends or coworkers.

Despite the advances in awareness and treatment there is a persistent stigma associated with those experiencing psychological health concerns, which in turn makes the conversation around the topic difficult for many.

The group exhibition «Control» brings together five individuals who through their artistic practices seek to understand, document and cope with their personal relationships to mental health. 

Since the age of 16, Laura Hospes (NL, 1994) has turned the camera on herself in an attempt to come to terms with her internal struggles and connect to those around her. Hospes’ black and white self portraiture gives us an arresting glimpse into the world of a young woman dealing with depression and anxiety.

Antonia Attwood (UK, 1991) produces video work which also attempts to make visual what many consider an invisible illness. First documenting her own struggles with anxiety and panic attacks, the exhibited work «My Mother Tongue» explores her mothers experience with bipolar disorder.

For Ayala Gazit (IL, 1984) it was less of a gradual realisation and more of a sudden reality she was faced with. Within months of her discovering she had a half brother James, living in Australia, he had taken his own life. After years of mourning his loss, «Was it a dream» is Ayala’s alternative family album; combining vernacular images, letters and photos from Australia and Israel, her brother she never knew can continue to exist.

The autobiographical photography of Katy Lane (UK, 1988) documents not only her families mental health struggles, as the wife of Anton Newcombe, but also the rock n roll lifestyle of her extended family The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Her personal and intimate photos give us some insight into a world many of us can’t imagine, in particular the reality of sadness and isolation.

«Psychosomagic» for some may be the most confronting work in the exhibition. After 15 years living in Australia, Flavia Schuster (AR, 1976) returned to her native Argentina and went directly to Borda Neuropsychiatric Hospital. For the next five years she taught photography to the patients, created her own work and dated another volunteer working at the centre. The resulting body of work presents an honest, touching, and emotional look inside the lives of those no longer able to survive in our everyday world.


EXHIBITED ARTISTS

Antonia Attwood
Ayala Gazit
Flavia Schuster
Katy Lane
Laura Hospes

EXHIBITED WORK

Bernardo
Bernardo
Flavia Schuster
Dario Ivan in his Bedroom
Dario Ivan in his Bedroom
Flavia Schuster
Dellarosa Cry his Father
Dellarosa Cry his Father
Flavia Schuster
Dedos Locos
Dedos Locos
Flavia Schuster
Ever Desierto R0016097
Ever Desierto R0016097
Flavia Schuster
Jesus and Piss
Jesus and Piss
Flavia Schuster
Gingerbread Man
Gingerbread Man
Flavia Schuster
Medicated Siesta
Medicated Siesta
Flavia Schuster
Mercedes
Mercedes
Flavia Schuster
Leo in the Kitchen
Leo in the Kitchen
Flavia Schuster
La Merienda de Victor
La Merienda de Victor
Flavia Schuster
Las Cabecitas
Las Cabecitas
Flavia Schuster
Orchestra Kid having a rest
Orchestra Kid having a rest
Flavia Schuster
Soul Fix with Alcoholic Gel
Soul Fix with Alcoholic Gel
Flavia Schuster
The Redhead
The Redhead
Flavia Schuster
Tea Time
Tea Time
Flavia Schuster
Victor Playing with Guns
Victor Playing with Guns
Flavia Schuster
25th May 2010 (untitled 1)
25th May 2010 (untitled 1)
Flavia Schuster
A Cloud of Smoke
A Cloud of Smoke
Flavia Schuster
25th May 2010 (untitled 2)
25th May 2010 (untitled 2)
Flavia Schuster
Andres, Ward 18
Andres, Ward 18
Flavia Schuster
Chino
Chino
Flavia Schuster
Anton, Berlin
Anton, Berlin
Katy Lane
Anton, Berlin
Anton, Berlin
Katy Lane
Bed, Los Angeles
Bed, Los Angeles
Katy Lane
Aly, Los Angeles
Aly, Los Angeles
Katy Lane
Alleyway, Vancouver
Alleyway, Vancouver
Katy Lane
Tess, Grunewald 2
Tess, Grunewald 2
Katy Lane
Tess, Grunewald 1
Tess, Grunewald 1
Katy Lane
Ryan, Berlin
Ryan, Berlin
Katy Lane
Sink, Berlin
Sink, Berlin
Katy Lane
Self Portrait, Los Angeles
Self Portrait, Los Angeles
Katy Lane
Lisa, Denver
Lisa, Denver
Katy Lane
Joel, Manchester
Joel, Manchester
Katy Lane
Katie Rose, San Francisco
Katie Rose, San Francisco
Katy Lane
Diamonds
Diamonds
Ayala Gazit
Surface (right diptych)
Surface (right diptych)
Ayala Gazit
Switch
Switch
Ayala Gazit
Surface (left diptych)
Surface (left diptych)
Ayala Gazit
Portrait of the Unknown
Portrait of the Unknown
Ayala Gazit
My Mother Tongue
My Mother Tongue
Antonia Attwood
Doubt
Doubt
Laura Hospes
Path of Destruction
Path of Destruction
Laura Hospes
Fight
Fight
Laura Hospes
Prisoner of Air
Prisoner of Air
Laura Hospes