Dorota Sroka - Untitled, 2010 Paintings
John Worsley (British, 1919-2000), A Night Air Raid over Augusta, 1943. Oil on canvas, 60.3 x 83.8 cm. Imperial War Museums.
We had a lot of trouble with western mental health workers who came here immediately after the genocide and we had to ask some of them to leave.
They came and their practice did not involve being outside in the sun where you begin to feel better. There was no music or drumming to get your blood flowing again. There was no sense that everyone had taken the day off so that the entire community could come together to try to lift you up and bring you back to joy. There was no acknowledgement of the depression as something invasive and external that could actually be cast out again.
Instead they would take people one at a time into these dingy little rooms and have them sit around for an hour or so and talk about bad things that had happened to them. We had to ask them to leave.
From The Moth podcast, ‘Notes on an Exorcism’. (via jacobwren)
Ernst Haas, Green Water, Mazatlan, Mexico, 1963, dye transfer print, printed 1992. With thanks to arsvitaest.
The Chinese landscape painter ZHANG BU was born in 1934. He started as a newspaper editor and became, over the years, one of the best known painters of this genre.