The philosopher Gilles Deleuze and the psychoanalyst Felix Guattari stated Voice Hearers, or those with a diagnoses of ‘Schizophrenia’ are ‘Slippery’ in their book Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia.

LOL, they weren’t joking were they😂

But, what you must understand, for the Voice Hearing thinker/creative/artist, society wants to fix you into the current ways of thinking. people will try to lock up em up, overdose em, criticise their ideas, strip them of what they hold dear to them. You learn to escape this, the Voice Hearers will learn ways of retaining both their physical and mental freedoms.

Yet, there is a serious side to this in that some struggle to get to grips with; which is in my case, it’s like trying to fit a square peg in a round hole, yet, I’m polite, treat people well and so on. However, the ‘Slipperiness’ is trying to get us to think ‘Normally’, the mental hospital can sometimes not be a place of rest, learning and peace, but sometimes a violent environment, with it’s goal being to make us think ‘normally’. There’s more to it, but maybe for another post.

Pictured: Deleuze and Guattari.

By jamespaddock1

Video and Installation Artist.