Filed under: 17 Days (vol.5)
How do we know precisely what constitutes “normality” or mental illness? Conventional wisdom suggests that specially trained professionals have the ability to make reasonably accurate diagnoses.
What is — or is not — “normal” may have much to do with the labels that are applied to people in particular settings.
Sometimes people are ashamed to something they did at some insane time of life.
Maybe insane is a little strong. But there are stages, when a person is less in control, has less desire to be disciplined, has no incentive for discipline. When a person does things that a person in their right mind would never do.
I am an artist who works with contemporary art there moving image is my major way of expression. I was born 1964 in Sweden there I went to a couple of art schools before I took my MFA degree in the year 2000 at Norwich School of Art & Design, UK.
I am currently interested in issues surrounding the stressful and high tempo of the western way of life and increasing amounts of time and money spent by individuals on becoming successful, and the consequences of such achievements. I often relate my work to a dark dystopian and/or melancholic places or landscapes, both in an inner-world and outer-world.
My works have mainly been shown at videoscreenings and video art festivals in Europe, north America, and in China and Taiwan.
I am the co-founder and curator of art:screen which is an international event and platform focusing on video art. 2012 art:screen will be the head co-ordinator for art:screen fest, a festival where the main concept is to invite curators from different video art events and video art festivals from around the world to curate screening programmes, and to be an international platform for networking and co-operation possibilities between curators.
Jonas Nilsson – Örebro Sweden
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