Mindy Faber &

Defiantly humorous in its tone, Delirium reflects Faber's mother's experience with 'female hysteria'. While never reducing her mother's condition to a single explanation, Delirium convincingly links her illness to the embattled position women hold in patriarchal culture. The tape evocatively layers haunting imagery and humorous iconoclasm, referencing everything from television episodes of I Love Lucy to Charcot's 19th Century photographs of female hysterics.

Delirium contends that mental illness must be understood within the political/social arena and that in many instances women's reactions of violence, anger, and depression are indeed sane reactions to abhorrent situations.

About the video

Title Delirium
Year 1993
Videonale VIDEONALE.6
Length 00:23:00
Format 4:3
Country USA,
Language English
Courtesy the artist & Video Data Bank
Specifications b/w, color, sound, single-channel video

About the artist

Mindy Faber
  • USA.
    Studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA, and at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA