othering selfies

mirror installation
part of mental – the art festival on schizophrenia
mixed media

We are many things. But how much of it do I actually see? The installation OTHERING SELFIES portrays artists with and without schizophrenia experience and invites to interact. The work deals with self-perception and the perception of others. It illuminates othering processes in which people who do not conform to the social norm are portrayed as different. This is accompanied by the reduction of people to one characteristic. OTHERING SELFIES highlights this restriction of perception. It prevents us from encountering people with all their characteristics, interests and needs. Viewers are invited to position themselves in front of the installation, take mirror selfies and, if they wish, post them on social media using the hashtag #MentalDasFestival.