Jes Brinch, Michael Smith, Sara Deraedt, Cameron Rowland, Henrik Olesen, Adrian Piper, Andrea Fraser, Harun Farocki, Jesse Darling, Carolyn Lazard, Maryam Jafri, Fred Lonidier, Mike Kelley, Goodiepal and Pals, Ayoung Kim, Julia Scher, Jens Haaning, Eva Barto, Freja Niemann Lundrup, Henriette Heise, Dena Yago, Søren Andreasen, Lasse Krog Møller, Jessica Vaughn, Hannah Heilmann, Shahab Fotouhi and Stephan Dillemuth. Works are added continuously.
Post Institutional Stress Disorder (PISD) is a diagnosis that unfolds as a cumulative group exhibition throughout 2018 and the beginning of 2019. On the opening day, the exhibition will consist of only one work, but when it closes just under 11 months later the exhibition space will be packed full of works comprising sculpture, photography, video, paintings, etc. The title of the exhibition is a play on PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a psychological disorder that can develop as a consequence of one or more traumatic experiences. The exhibition is, however, not concerned with traumatic experiences related to war or other instances of extreme stress, but to our experiences with institutions and how they influence our lives. The works in the exhibition explore our interaction with state institutions and the sense of powerlessness one might experience when confronted with such systems.
(Photos: Kaare Viemose)
"PISD is the after-effect of travelling through institutions throughout your entire life - schools, prisons, jobs or legislative agencies. The diagnosis is for the citizen, who is never free from work, but who lives with a lurking sense of powerlessness. It's an interesting, appropriate and soul-searching setting for an exhibition, and it becomes more than just a fun pun, when you have in mind, that the exhibition is cumulative."
Information, Ida Marie Hede, 24.04.2018