Catch the Feeling

The series of small works I produced for the Turbine Art Fair are all named after the feeling one gets when experiencing the Anxiolytic Effect. The words come from a process I facilitated with a group of psychotherapists who are starting a Psychedelic Substance group in Cape Town. Participants created these words in response to being asked how they felt the first time they had tried a psychedelic substance. The John Hopkins Univeristy has a psychedelic Unit which has been operational for 15 years, they have been conducting empherical research on the effect psilocybin has on depression and anxiety. The results have been phenomenal, and there are very few negative side effects when compared to the main stream drugs available to treat the same symptoms.