Thomas Zipp: “Comparative Investigation about the Disposition of the Width of a Circle”

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May 24, 2013 10:48PM

German artist Thomas Zipp’s project relates to both The Width of a Circle by David Bowie, whose lyrics, using parables from Nietsche’s Thus spoke Zarathrustra, express his relationship with the “devil drug”, and Arc de Cercle, a reference to the reactions triggered in hypnotized patients for hysteria research purposes by 18th-century French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot. Zipp has installed a version of a psychiatric unit that deals with hysteria and the duality (i.e. schizophrenia) of one person—the artist is both patient and doctor. Zipp researches the unconscious, exploring the effects of drugs, heavy metal music, philosophy, religion, and hidden aspects of psychiatry and psychoanalysis.

Palazzo Rossini-Revedin, San Marco 4013 (Campo Manin)

June 1st – November 24th 10 am – 6 pm, closed on Tuesdays

Organization: Arthena Foundation

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