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safe-keeping (custodia): context
"Immediately on entry to the asylum the patient was photographed, registered, and finally made to strip and to put on a uniform and be assigned to a ward, where, probably, he would spend the rest of his life. All that he had with him at the moment he was committed - the state and number of his possessions - was noted in a ledger, and personal effects were wrapped with care in a sheet of wrapping paper, tied with string, labelled and stored away".

"Confinement, and that slow process of dehumanisation generated by the psychiatric institution began thus, with the separation of the person from his books, photos, glasses, shoes and clothes; not only objects but memories too – the remnants of intimacy, the fragments of social identity".


Martelli, P., Museo Laboratorio della Mente
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Fagotteria (2012), Sarah Bennett

Fagotteria (2012)
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