40 min, 2007
Sound Unsound is an investigation into experiences of schizophrenia and capitalism through the work and voices of The Creative Writing Group at the Connections Clubhouse in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The term schizophrenia draws a boundary of differentiation within the capitalist framework. The definition assumes, and not wrongly so, the inability of affected persons to perform in society as the majority of people that conform to a ‘normal’ way of functioning. Sound Unsound questions this conformity.
The video project involved participation in the group on a weekly basis over a period of sixteen months. The group’s writings, in the form of prose, poetry, song lyrics, scripts and journal entries provided powerful and direct testimony of their experiences. To that end, Sound Unsound speaks of larger stories.