Directed by Hervé Nisic and Michel Beretti
Documentary | 2009 | 63 min
Produced by ATOPIC, RTS & Louise Productions
It is fascinating to observe the immense influence the artworks of psychologically ill people have had on the course of the 20th century art history.
Artistic icons such as Jean Tinguely, Paul Klee or Jean Dubuffet were clearly interested in the representatives of the Art Brut, in the subtle line between the imaginary and obsession, dreams, pain and illness, these insidious evils that emerge unseen from our unconscious.
With the Bern hospital Waldau as a starting point, which possesses a large collection of works by schizophrenic artists, filmmakers Hervé Nisic and Michel Beretti investigate the ongoing fascination for Art-Brut-artists.
Contributors include Michel Thévoz, founder of the Collection de l’Art Brut de Lausanne, the sculptor Armin Heusser, Daniel Baumann, Curator of the Adolf-Wölfli-Stiftung, as well as the artists Bernhard Luginbühl, Daniel Spoerri and Bernhard Gahl.
Directors : Hervé Nisic et Michel Beretti
Writters : Michel Beretti et Hervé Nisic
Camera : Jean-Jacques Bouhon
Editing : Hervé Nisic
Sound editing and mix : Patrick Becker
RTS Radio Télévision Suisse