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Bill Vorn



May 1 – 14, 2012

Vernissage: Tuesday, May 1, 5–7 p.m.


FOFA Gallery is proud to present Bill Vorn in conjunction with BIAN Montréal.

Exhibition description

DSM-VI presents itself as a vast labyrinthine space, inhabited by robotic creatures that evoke what one could call “machine psychosis.” Expressing symptoms such as neuroses, psychoses, personality disorders, paranoia, schizophrenia, and mania, the machines are a singular allegorical incarnation of a world governed by chaos and dysfunction. The title of the project was inspired by that of the psychiatrists’ bible, the DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), a manual classifying and describing hundreds of behavioural disorders. Awaiting the publication of DSM-V in May 2013, Bill Vorn proposes here a possible—and disturbing—version VI.

- Nathalie Bachand, ACREQ / Elektra, according to the text by Bill Vorn


Produced with the help of Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.

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