100 pages, 13x20cm, four-colour printing, photobook, 2011, msdm publica(c)tions
Ergoterapia is the result of a two-week sojourn in a Lisbon psychiatric hospital when I had to spend my days in the art space installing an exhibition of my work and other artists, as part of a group show I was curating there. I crossed the parks everyday, meeting hospital residents, therapists, gardeners and visitors. I also researched the library and the museum, and engaged in conversations with the archivists and chief gardeners. From these encounters and dialogues developed an elliptical narrative about the historical development and contemporary forms of occupational and creative therapies in the hospital.