Hospital garments 1920-1990
25 chromogenic prints
year of production: 1998
"Hospital garments 1920-90" sets out to investigate a collection of garments used
in Finnish mental wards between 1920-1990 now stored in the Tammiharju hospital museum.
By having myself photographed dressed in these clothes I was interested in tracing the
contours and the space of that institutional body they participated in producing. Within each
garment I tried to locate the most natural position for resting.
Concept: Heidi Tikka
Photographer: Taru Blomstedt
Printing: Heidi Tikka
Collaborative piece with Tammiharju mental ward hospital museum
Thanks to Kristina Wall
The piece premiered in Knipnäs mental ward, Tammisaari as part of "Näkyjä - Syner"
(Visions) exhibition in June 1998 and was presented as an installation in one of the patient rooms.
The prints are permanently displayed in the Tammiharju mental ward.