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Beautiful Distress was founded on the concept that there is a great deal of mental suffering, that not enough people are aware of this and that not enough is done to stop it.

The Foundation uses art in an attempt to open up the world of psychiatry and battle the stigma attached to it.

Why art? Beautiful Distress believes that art is pre-eminently capable of articulating and depicting the human condition





Stichting Beautiful Distress

Being offered this fascinating opportunity to immerse myself in the world of mental health for several months, I thought about the aspects of my practice that relate to this subject. In many of my performances I have staged social situations that are known to most of us, amongst which a waiting room, a sales booth and several situations in which bartenders or hostesses appeared, roles played out by actors. In these situations, a familiar social pattern was followed up to a certain extent, but by scripting the actors the social pattern was broken.