Artwork by Michael Wallin
For this EP I have gathered inspiration from 4 different human states of mind such as temperance, melancholia, psychosis and schizophrenia. The goal with the project was to open up for discussion about mental disorders, defuse and create understanding. The music is performed by a multicultural team of local musicians.
What is psychosis?
Psychosis is a serious mental disorder where the person has lost touch to "reality". During a psychotic episode, a person may experience symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, persecution ideas and mood swings. A psychosis can come suddenly or it can creep in.
In my 20s, I began to realize that many people around me were struggling with mental health. This aroused my curiosity and also how this project began. For a period of 3 years, I explored complex states of mind and emotions that I knew little about. The result was an audiovisual project consisting of 4 pieces of cinematic music and an experimental art short film about Schizophrenia and the psychiatry in the 70's in Stavanger, Norway.
Listen to the EP: