Several days of events in September in Malmo, Sweden.

  • mad-pride
when Sep 17, 2008 01:00 AM to
Sep 21, 2008 01:00 AM
where Malmo, Sweden
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Wednesday September 17 – Sunday September 21

Galleri Leonard, Leonard Centre – Claesgatan 8

Prescription : Art presents a collection of artwork created by inpatients and outpatients of the mental health institutions of Leeds in the United Kingdom.

Thursday September 18th Malmo
9:30am – 12:30 Rosengårds Folkets Hus (Festsalen) – Dicksons väg 3

Another mad world is possible – panel discussion and creative resistance workshop
A session in two parts, a panel led discussion with a practical workshop. We’ll discuss creative approaches to resisting the pathologisation of mental health by the pharmacological industry & in the workshop explore, through a humorous creative investigation possible new techniques to combat and foster some autonomous resistance to this. We advise you to bring a pinafore cos it’ll be messy!

Thursday September 18th Malmo
19:00 – 20:30 Cinema Spegeln (Cinema C) – Stortorget 29

Another Mad World is Possible – film showing
IN THE REALMS OF THE UNREAL – the Mystery of Henry Darger
From 1997 Documentary Oscar® winner Jessica Yu (Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O’Brien) comes “In the Realms of the Unreal,” the astounding tale of Henry Darger. An orphaned recluse who lived out his life of menial labor in a one-room downtown Chicago apartment, Darger was a social non-entity. So little remarked was he in life that only three photographs of him are known to exist. The amazing secret at the center of Darger’s existence only emerged when ill health forced him to abandon his one-room apartment of 40 years a few months before his death in 1973. What the landlord found launched an “outsider art” sensation that has fascinated and inspired millions.

Friday September 19th Malmo
19:00 – 20:30 Cinema Spegeln (Cinema C) – Stortorget 29

Another Mad World is possible – film showing
The Living Museum – The Living Museum takes us beyond despairing generalizations about state mental institutions and broadens our views on the potential hidden within them. Rather than a gloomy recreation hall where patients are glued
to a humming television, we are thrust into a vibrant world of bright colors and textures where possibility has no limits. The patients at the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in Queens, both residents and outpatients, are invited to personalize their space by creating art which is as expressive and arguably as important as any elsewhere.

Sunday 21st Malmo – Currently unspecified park
13:00 – 17:00

Ever since the birth of the mad pride movement, we have celebrated our madness and our humanity through the glorious and stereotypically british art of the picnic – join us for what might be the first expression of this in Scandinavia – we will bring milky tea, pork pies, jelly and ice cream – you bring an open mind, conversation and invisible friends… for further information on the picnic and anything else:

If you are at the ESF, you can get information from one of the Centre
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or contact us on 07967058948 (if in the uk) or 00447967058948 (if
not in the uk.) or e-mail

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