This collection of three short historical films explores a range of topics relating to artists working outside the cultural mainstream. The first is a visit to the Living Museum, a communal art studio on the grounds of Creedmoor State Psychiatric Hospital in Queens. The second focuses on four fantastical building projects by visionary architects. The final film is a case study of the classical Art Brut artist, Aloyse Corbaz. Each film in its own way addresses fascinating convergence of creativity and mental health leaving open the question as to whether illness mars or magnifies artistic production.
Commentary by Randy Vick, MA, ATR-BC, HLM, articulates the relevancy of these films to art therapy.
Total Running Time: 1 hour, 14 minutes, 29 seconds