DSM-V+, dévidoir de syndromes magnifiques
A major event in art and mental health, DSM-V+ dévidoir de syndromes magnifiques brought together some hundred guests in Québec City from October 11-16, 2006. Five days of lucidity, during which the guests, seeking truth, came to jostle, turn upside down, and criticize what is generally accepted in the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), the worldwide reference in the classification of mental disorders.
The guests, from Québec, Canada, the U.S., France, Germany, Finland, and Great Britain, approached new strategies that treat — figuratively and literally — the pathology of the living. They explored the tendency to “pathologize” the living being in all its manifestations during debates, exhibitions, lectures, round table discussions, projections, theatrical creations, manoeuvres, and festive gatherings presented at this event.