In the T(he)rap(y) cycle blisters and pharmaceutical bottles constitute a kind of “microworlds” in which the man is shown and relates to their context. Such frames can become a starting point for a discussion on the impact of therapy on social relations. The presented works express the need to go beyond the purely clinical perception of the effects of pharmacotherapy and to recognize its ethical and social consequences.
Dosis facit venenum – the dose makes the poison. So is a drug always just a drug? How does it affect our sense of identity, self-esteem, relationships with others and, more broadly, our social relationships? Who are we without medicines? What is therapy for us? A help, an experiment, an uncertain attempt, or a disturbing “trap”?
Drawing on my own experiences in the field of pharmacy and the fine arts, I look for answers and I try to encourage the recipients of this series of works to such research, hoping that it will become an inspiration to undertake an interdisciplinary discussion on the human condition in relation to various manifestations and contexts of modern pharmacotherapy.