Where is My Mind?
Psychiatry in Cinema

September 14 - September 26, 2013

With your feet on the air and your head on the ground
Try this trick and spin it, yeah
Your head will collapse
If there's nothing in it And you'll ask yourself
Where is my mind?
Pixies

Pera Film, continues its fall opening season with the program Where is My Mind? Psychiatry in Cinema. The program, organized in collaboration with 121 Medikal a specialized medical communication agency and Life is Film a production company, includes seven remarkable films from recent years. Films can portray mental illness and mental health problems in a variety of ways. Some can be used to teach medical students and psychiatric trainees about certain aspects of psychiatry: watching a film is useful when learning about mental state examination, how to reach a diagnosis, doctor-patient interactions and personality disorder.

The title Where is My Mind? is inspired by the song of the same title by the American alternative rock band Pixies whose work has been described as a "collection of odd, stream-of-consciousness lyrics…about Old Testament violence, incest, mental illness, voyeurism, all played out against a wall of sinewy guitars, stinging bass, and insistent drums that manage to be simultaneously abrasive and melodic."

In a similar vein, the selected films of this program capture the ferocity as well as the serenity of the human mind and behavior; the included films are: The Master, Blindness, A Single Man, The Skin I Live In, The Place Beyond the Pines, The Virgin Suicides, and Melancholia. Early in the history of cinema, psychiatrists studied the films to understand their appeal and power. Meanwhile, filmmakers have long been intrigued by psychiatry and frequently portray this mysterious world in film. Both films and psychiatry focus on human thought, emotions, behavior, and motivation making a link between the two subjects inevitable. Throughout the program, some of the screenings will include psychiatrists and film critics in conversation, discussing and evaluating the medical aspects as well as the films’ aesthetic values.

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September 14

13:00 Melancholia

16:00 The Skin I Live In

September 15

14:00 The Master

18:00 The Place Beyond the Pines

September 20

18:00 A Single Man

19:00 Melancholia

September 21

13:00 A Single Man

16:00 Blindness

19:00 The Skin I Live In

September 22

14:00 The Virgin Suicides

18:00 The Master

September 26

17:00 Blindness

19:00 The Place Beyond the Pines

The Master

The Master

Blindness

Blindness

A Single Man

A Single Man

The Skin I Live In

The Skin I Live In

The Place Beyond the Pines

The Place Beyond the Pines

Melancholia

Melancholia

The Virgin Suicides

The Virgin Suicides

Where is My Mind?
Psychiatry in Cinema

Films can portray mental illness and mental health problems in a variety of ways. Some can be used to teach medical students and psychiatric trainees about certain aspects of psychiatry: watching a film is useful when learning about mental state examination, how to reach a diagnosis, doctor-patient interactions and personality disorder.

Venuses Throughout History

Venuses Throughout History

José Sancho does not conceal the voluptuousness of his female torsos; he highlights it. These torsos are symmetrical from front, but on the other hand, from the side, the juxtaposition of concave and convex forms creates dynamism.

Mersad Berber

Mersad Berber

Mersad Berber was born in Bosanski Petrovac, Kingdom of Yugoslavia, on January 1st. He was the first son of Muhammed Berber and Sadika Berber, a well-known weaver and embroiderer. A year later, the family moved to Banja Luka after the city had suffered damage from the World War II.

Artist Nicola Lorini in Conversation

Artist Nicola Lorini in Conversation

Inspired by its Anatolian Weights and Measures Collection, Pera Museum presents a contemporary video installation titled For All the Time, for All the Sad Stones at the gallery that hosts the Collection. The installation by the artist Nicola Lorini takes its starting point from recent events, in particular the calculation of the hypothetical mass of the Internet and the weight lost by the model of the kilogram and its consequent redefinition, and traces a non-linear voyage through the Collection.