“Doctors use the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (the DSM) to diagnose their patients. “The DSM-IV organizes each psychiatric diagnosis into five dimensions (axes) relating to different aspects of disorder or disability.” (Wikipedia) Herewith, a Chinese menu of DSM disorders and symptoms, groups according to their “axis”—Common Axis I, II and III. Choose one from Column A (left), then move to Column B (a la carte) to round out your order. (Example: Bipolar Disorder with Suicidal Ideation).”
Archive for the ‘Associative/Personality Disorders’ Category
Posted in Associative/Personality Disorders, Cartoons, Identity Disorder, Mental Illness, normal, Photography, Theater, Visual Arts, tagged Bacchus, Cindy Sherman, Diego Velázquez, Fra Vittore del Galgario, Hans Holbein the Younger, Infanta Mariana of Austria, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Nancy, personas, transformation, Vincent Van Gogh on May 10, 2011| Leave a Comment »
In my New School Abnormal Psychology class, I learned about Identity Disorder as one of the Associative/Personality Disorders. Since acting is about being someone else, it seems somewhat related to the topic, as does Cindy Sherman’s work. She built a whole lifetime of artwork centered upon her transformations into different personae. In one phase of her work, she was photographed as famous works of art. She inspired me to do a transformation of Nancy, of cartoon fame (see below), into Cindy Sherman transforming into famous artworks.