|Duration||2013 - 2014|
Université de Namur
hôpital psychiatrique du Beau-Vallon
" ASILES , des ombres à la lumière " is an exhibition organized as part of the centenary of the Psychiatric Hospital of Beau Vallon , located in Saint -Servais. The exhibition was coordinated by asbl isolat and was staged by Specimen architects in collaboration with Johan Flamey.
The exhibition brings together thirty artistic approaches in a 2.500 sqm pavilion of the hospital wich have been unoccupied for a year.
The scenography has been designed as a sensory journey wich deals with :
- The history of psychiatry and the history of the hospital ,
- A current perception of psychiatry and mental illness
- Psychiatry abroad ( particularly in Cambodia)
- Artistic productions of patients.
This exhibition is constructed on a particular subject in a particular place, where visitors can go from one point to another depending on their interest and sensitivity . They can put together a puzzle where psychiatry , mental illness and Beau-Vallon hospital are the result of stories that continue to be written, here and elsewhere, as a therapeutic work.