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Bobby Baker in conversation with Gail Hornstein

February 10, 2012

6-8 pm, Tuesday 14th February, 2012

Whitworth Art Gallery Lecture Theatre

In collaboration with the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts (CIDRA) and the Institute for Cultural Practice (ICP) at the University of Manchester

‘Whose Story Counts? Madness from the Inside Out’

Bobby Baker in conversation with Gail Hornstein

This discussion event looks at how artists and researchers have explored their own and other people’s experiences of mental illness and therapy through performance, drawing and writing.

Bobby Baker is a performance artist and writer whose recent work has engaged with her own experience of mental illness and therapy. Her book, Diary Drawings: Mental Illness and Me, won the 2011 Mind Book of the Year. She also recently exhibited a collection of her diary drawings at the Wellcome Collection in London.

Gail Hornstein isProfessor of Psychology at Mount Holyoke College in the USA and she will be a Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University, January – March 2012. Her research spans the history of 20th-century psychology, psychiatry, and psychoanalysis, and her current focus is on the contributions that patients—past and present—have made to our understanding of psychology. Her book, Agnes’ Jacket: A Psychologist’s Search for the Meaning of Madness was published in 2009.

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