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Entanglements of Artistic Practice and Mental Health in the UK


 

Johanna Zinecker

 

This PhD research investigates the proliferating field of public engagement with Mental Health through the Arts in the UK context as a site of cultural production, in which sociocultural discourses and politics of care can become entangled in artistic practice and presentation. Johanna examines current artistic and curatorial production on Mental Health and Madness with a focus on agency, participation and questions of generating and accounting for non-normative and experiential knowledge about mental distress. This research builds on Johanna’s MA thesis (completed 2013 at Humboldt University Berlin with distinction), which discussed the intersections of visual culture and paradigms of knowledge production in medicine and the history of psychiatry through a case study in contemporary art. Johanna conducts her research in frame of the Joint PhD Programme with King’s College London.