A self-initiated anti-section action, residency and mental creative space running from 10/05/11 until 07/06/11.
Anticipating a major decline in my mental health but wishing to avoid admission to an acute mental health hosptial, in May 2011 I opened my own Asylum, wrote my own mental health act and detained myself under its rules. During this period artists and non artists visited and I made work with these people but also on my own.
“The Ship of Fools is a creative, thoughtful and thought-provoking filmic meditation on suicidal states of mind. An intensely moving piece of work, it is at turns darkly humorous and shocking; made with an authenticity and a desire to think about how more effective society could be in supporting individuals in the throes of extreme states of mental distress.”
Review in Disability Arts Online