The Deviant Majority by Dora García

osloBIENNALEN film program
22.10.19 – 24.10.19

Welcome to the screening of The Deviant Majority (2010) by Spanish artist Dora García. The screening on Thursday, October 24 will be followed by an artist talk with philosopher Aaron Schuster.

The film will be shown as part of the film program "Where Memories Are Made", which is arranged in collaboration between osloBIENNALEN and Kunstnernes Hus. The screenings are free of charge but require registration.

About the film

In The Deviant Majority (From Basaglia to Brazil) García addresses revolutionary reforms in psychiatry that grew out of the political situation of the late 1960s, and the heirs of such reforms today. The piece is structured around three meetings: with the ex-Psychiatric Hospital of Trieste’s theater company Accademia della Follia(Academy of Madness), comprised of actors with and without psychiatric experience; Rio de Janeiro’s Freaked on the Scene Theater of the Oppressed; and activist Carmen Roll, former member of the German Socialist Patients’ Collective (SPK), and close collaborator of game-changer Italian psychiatrist Franco Basaglia.

About the artist

Dora García (b. 1965) is a Spanish artist that often uses the exhibition space as an interactive platform to investigate the relations between artwork, audience and location.

About the film program

«Where Memories Are Made» is a week-long film program organised by osloBIENNALEN in cooperation with Kunstnernes Hus.

The Deviant Majority
Dora García
35 min