Pills (antidepressiva, ADHD,…) are medicine which, by interacting with the right neurotransmitters in our brain , make our heads clear, take our fears away or make us react different. Pills can help us to get a better life and a wrong choice or quantity can harm us.
Over 1 million people in the Netherlands take antidepressiva and I am one of them. I need pills everyday to see the world more sunny. That fact made me questioning if my new truth, which was clearly different then before, was my truth or that it is a fake one, fed by medicinal excipients. I don’t know at this moment if my thoughts and emotions would be the same without the pills. Somethimes this feels like fake. Because it’s not the pure me.
Who am I without those pills? Where is the real me?
This project is in progress
Inge Prins van Wijngaarden - dutch contemporary artist