RADICAL DEPRESSION OR HOW TO DEPATHOLOGIZE DISRUPTION
With her research, Jette intends to look deeper into the intertwinement of neoliberal economy, its labour conditions and the increasing struggle with mental health and depression.
Throughout her research, she uses the works of Ann Cvetkovich, Mark Fisher, Sara Ahmed or Franco Berardi as well as other cultural theorists as building blocks.
Illness is a force that disrupts a person’s life story. Once the mechanisms of illness take over, it is hard to make sense of what is happening to you. And what you do, specially it if comes to mental illness: you take it personal, you blame yourself and your inability to cope and to carry on.
You freeze into an existence without a future – while you are being transferred into a world of data and measurements: on a scale of one to ten…are you a six or a nine? What is your score? To have a body in medicine means to disintegrate into diagnostic codes.