MEMORIAL - For the Danes who were lobotomized
Laust Sørensen, Michael Droob,
The Social Democrats health spokesman Flemming Møller Mortensen, asked the minister of Health, Sofie Løhde whether we as a nation should apologize to the people who have had a lobotomy. The minister will not apologize.
Ida Herskind from Radio 24syv's cultural program AK24syv had the idea that we could raise a memorial instead. She has invited POINT in the studio to explain what such a memorial could look like. We proposed a space cut out in the National Hospital where the last lobotomy was performed, in stainless steel, glass, steam and smoke.
Listen to the interview Here.
Egas Moniz received the 1949 Nobel Prize for the discovery of the lobotomy.
Diagram for conducting frontal lobotomy.
Diagram for the ice pick lobotomy
and a patient before and after surgery.
Walter Freeman in his Lobotomobile.
Proposal for a memorial for the dead sailors. POINT.
Memorial to victims of witch trials in Finnmark. Peter Zumthor.
Installation. Witch burnings.
Conical intersect. Outside.
Conical intersect. Inside.
The National Hospital.
Last lobotomy in Denmark, 1984.
Blur Building, Yverdon-les-Bains.
Diller & Scofidio.
Swimmingpool, MOCA Kanazawa.
Cloudscapes, MOT Tokyo.
Tetsuo Kondo and Transsolar.
Nimbus, Green room.
Blind light, Hayward Gallery.