Taking the influence of the Anti-Psychiatry Movement on different radical philosophies into account, the radio play is a subversion of the usual power relationship between psychiatrists and their patients.
Here, it’s the patients that experimentally explore the psychology of their psychiatrists, shedding light on an obscure and still rather unresearched field.

Different artists and writers who have experienced psychiatry firsthand share their personal analyses of their psychiatrists while et the same time expressing their political demands and concerns towards society as a whole.

With references to the writings on psychiatrists by Aby Warburg, Dietmar Kamper, Otto E. Rössler, Antonin Artaud, Sozialistisches Patientenkollektiv, Jean-Paul Sartre, Rainald Goetz, Ernst Herbeck, Kate Millett, Rolf Dieter Brinkmann, Richard Sennett, Jürgen Habermas, Heiner Keupp, Edgar Cabanas Diaz, Eva Illouz and Luise Boege, the text is a mixture of anonymous documentary accounts of patients, as well as essayistic and fictitious exalted narrations.

Status: in development

Voices by Luise Boege, Josephine Israel, Malte Kaiser and more

Radio play by Max Martens and Jana Papenbroock
Development funded by the Fleet Street Residency and the Cultural Board of the city of Hamburg
ⓒ Jana Papenbroock & Max Martens, Hamburg/Berlin 2019