Between Madness and Art

Harris Theater
June 8 - June 9
Fri June 8 at 8:45
Sat June 9 at 7:30

What is the link between psychological states and the creative process? Is there a relationship between psychosis and the artistic impulse? What can art produced by mental patients tell us about artistic genius? This fascinating documentary examines these issues through the story of Dr. Hans Prinzhorn (1886-1933), a German student of psychiatry and art history. And it raises serious questions about our current definitions of both art and illness. With subtitles. (Christian Beetz; Germany; 2008; 75 min)