MeetFactory, o. p. s.
Ke Sklárně 3213/15
150 00 Praha 5
13:00 do 20:00 + based on evening program
22. 6. -
11. 9. 2022
21. 6. 18:00
The video installation La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc (Rozelle Hospital, Sydney), created by Javier Téllez in 2004 in collaboration with psychiatric patients, is based on Carl Theodor Dreyer's famous film from 1928. Through dialogue between historical film and newly made material, Téllez seeks to show how gender has historically influenced the construction and diagnosis of mental illness. The work creates a connection between the martyrdom of Joan of Arc and the process of institutionalization.
Together with a group of women from Rozelle Hospital Téllez transformed the subtitles from Dreyer's original silent film to tell the story of a fictional new patient who suffers from grandiose delusions (GD) and believes she is Joan of Arc. The second film presents the monologues of individual patients, who talk about their diagnosis, childhood, life in a psychiatric institution and experiences of prejudice and discrimination.
Javier Téllez: La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc
22. 6.–11. 9. 2022
opening: 21. 6. within Public House
curators: Tereza Jindrová, Eva B. Riebová
production: Jan Vítek
Supported by the peoples of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants.
Video installation is the part of Let Me Hear Your Footprints.
The gallery is not wheelchair accessible. More information for visitors.