Non compos mentis: Pocket asylums, cardboard, & having a voice

  Documentation of Mobile Structure , Mr X, 2016, film by Josip Lizatovic, 10 min. Image: Bethlem Gallery, London

Documentation of Mobile Structure, Mr X, 2016, film by Josip Lizatovic, 10 min. Image: Bethlem Gallery, London

My review of Bedlam, “Non compos mentis,” now appears in The Coastal Post.

With the political climate the way it is, Bedlam: the asylum and beyond at the Wellcome Collection here in London felt important as I find myself grappling with whose voice is heard–hence the departure from the typical studio visit format. The exhibition is part of a medical collection, positioned for us to consider the history of asylums and the political implications around them.

 

Leah Thomason Bromberg