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To the Wind

Mental Health and Historical Memory from a Gender approach

To the Wind is a videoart piece created by the visual artist Elena Tóxica (2019) belonging to the public art project of the same name Tales are never told

The proposal revolves around the recovery of real testimonies of women who were in psychiatric care at that time and goes into greater depth granting them a hearing and new personal meaning.

To the Wind shows the social and politic context surrounding the main characters of this project, 1940-50. The audio is built up taking nature sounds: the wind that brings to us the voices of these women as if they would be always there waiting to be heard.