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NEGOTIATION BETWEEN MADNESS AND SANITY- Crypt Residency 2017
January 9-2:00 pm - January 12-6:00 pm
Negotiation between Madness and Sanity, by Zeynep Dagli
A collective experiment unleashing the most primitive and urgent.
If there’s one expression at once liberating and annihilating in the face of shock and pain, fear and surprise it must be the scream. Can it be said that a scream is an attempt for a negotiation between what we call madness and sanity?
Remember the image of Augustine from Charcot’s iconic photography of hysteria patients in 1878 in Salpêtrière women’s hospital in Paris; or Edvard Munch’s 1893 famous painting; or Hitchcock’s 1960 film Psycho’s Marion Crane’s unforgettable image and sound of the scream or avant-garde poet/composer/multi-vocalist Diamanda Galás’ 1996 Schrei X album that defied every scream known to us in the most unsettling way. If a scream is an urge to meditate on experiences that of mad, sad and bad would it be an instant and momentary escape and relief from the misery of life?
This audio/visual experiment aims to provoke a conversation and collaboration with our most basic reaction as something that cannot be repressed but needs to be vocalised.