In 1967, an experimental therapeutic clinic opened in San Francisco. Called the “Hippie Drug Ward,” it sought to cure a wayward generation through an immersive multimedia environment. Examining archival records only recently made available, this paper explores the way the moving image—and in particular videotape—created a space in which style, affect, and psyche became commingled.
Televising Psyche: Therapy, Play, and the Seduction of Video
Carmine Grimaldi is a doctoral candidate in history at the University of Chicago and a fellow at Harvard’s Film Study Center. His writings have appeared in the Atlantic and Filmmaker Magazine, and his films have screened widely at festivals in the United States and abroad.
Carmine Grimaldi; Televising Psyche: Therapy, Play, and the Seduction of Video. Representations 1 August 2017; 139 (1): 95–117. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/rep.2017.139.1.95
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