Posts Tagged ‘ mental illness ’

Aimee Mann – Goose Snow Cone (Official Audio) – YouTube

Heaven Is A Traffic Jam On The 405 — Short Film – YouTube

 

Mindy Alper, who has struggled with mental illness her whole life, uses drawing and papier-mâché sculpture for both therapy and communication.

Source: This Oscar-Winning Short Doc Animates the Life of an Unpretentious Artist

On Alejandra Pizarnik’s poetry – The Volatile I by Johannes Göransson | Boston Review

THE HEART OF WHAT DOES EXIST

do not hand me over,

oh saddest of midnights,

to the impure whiteness of noon.

– Alejandra Pizarnik
from Works and Nights (1965)

LOVERS

a flower

not far from the night

my mute body

opens

to the dew and its fragile urgency

– Alejandra Pizarnik
from Works and Nights (1965)

 

VERTIGO, OR A CONTEMPLATION
OF THINGS THAT COME TO AN END

This lilac unlaces.

It falls from itself

and hides its ancient shadow.

I will die of such things.

– Alejandra Pizarnik
from Extracting the Stone of Madness (1968)

 

DEAF LANTERN

The absent figures are sighing and the night is thick. The night is

the color of the eyelids of the dead.

All night long I make the night. All night long I write. Word by word

I am writing the night.

– Alejandra Pizarnik
from Extracting the Stone of Madness (1968)

Translations by Yvette Siegert

In ecstatic states, it may not be clear whether we are in paradise or hell, whether the song is happy or sad. This is the experience Pizarnik describes even as she propels herself into its drunkenness, creating a saturated atmosphere that is, as Negroni puts it, the “antidote to transcendence.” Or it might be a kind of anti-transcendence, found precisely in the negation of transcendence, the refusal to elevate poetry into “concept.” Her poetry feels like a constant, intensive refusal that generates its own Gothic beauty and black light: “imminence without a recipient. I see the melody.”

Alejandra Pizarnik’s poetry finally gets the English translation it deserves.

Source: The Volatile I | Boston Review

~ to share with Marina

 

 

Panic and the city: I thought I was dying two or three times a week | openDemocracy

 

London’s Kilburn station resembled something like a technologically sufficient military bunker. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Panic and the city: I thought I was dying two or three times a week | openDemocracy.

Editorial: March 2014 | The Occupied Times

Editorial: March 2014 | The Occupied Times.

Imagining Nancy Lanza, by Joan Walsh – Salon.com

Imagining Nancy Lanza – Salon.com.

Batman Returns: How Culture Shapes Muddle Into Madness / Wired Science / Wired.com

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Batman Returns: How Culture Shapes Muddle Into Madness | Wired Science | Wired.com.

“Schizophrenia doubles your odds of becoming violent, but being a man multiplies your risk by a factor of nine. Yet we don’t stigmatize or reject men for this “risk factor”; similarly, we shouldn’t treat the mentally ill that way either. To prevent future catastrophes, we need to understand the range of cultural, social and medical factors that affect us all.” ~  Maia SzalavitzMass murder and mental illness: The Interplay of stigma, culture and disease / Time.com