Psychotic episode as Performance Art

  • The story begins on top of the Liljeholmen Bridge in Stockholm in January 2009. A seemingly psychotic woman is observed by worried passersby, who come to the rescue. Policemen take her to a psychiatric clinic where she is tied down and given sedatives. Later, Anna Odell reveals that it was all an act, part of her graduation project at Konstfack (University College of Arts, Crafts and Design). Hospital staff and politicians vent their criticism in the media, and so an art scandal is born.

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