This recorded performance lecture discusses and simulates the psychiatric/psychosomatic condition in which people are mentally and physically overwhelmed by looking at art. Only representational art causes Stendhal Syndrome: abstract, conceptual, installation and other forms of contemporary art have never been known to do so. The Uffizi in Florence, the Louvre in Paris and the Vatican are all prime sites for Stendhal Syndrome. Traditional art is doing something to our minds that contemporary art is apparently unable to do.
Thanks to KINO KINO Senter for Kunst og Film, Sandnes, Norway for studio, equipment and support. Read more about this work on my site at gentry-a.co.uk