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Reason: Under embargo until 31 July 2025. After this date a copy can be supplied under Section 51(2) of the Australian Copyright Act 1968 by submitting a document delivery request through your library.
My artwork-thesis responds to R.D. Laing’s “The Divided Self”; the theory-journey that schizophrenia is reversible. Laing states that by listening to schizophrenics the core wound can be found, that is a catalyst of behaviours created by the schizophrenic (as artist) to hide inside - “the false-self system”. “Ontological insecurity” describes the conditions needed for maladaptive mechanisms to unfold; an element in my practice, and those in my subcultural scene, embodied by “Spiritual Povera”. Written in experimental non and auto-fiction. Liang talks about patients like artworks; I talk about people like patients, artworks, symptoms, signs and clues to psychic and spiritual blocks.