On a site visit to Graz during the run-up to the exhibition Zonen der Ver-Störung (Zones of Disturbance), during the festival steirischer herbst 1997, Jankowski couldn’t come up with an idea for what to make. So – being in Austria, Sigmund Freud’s home country – he got in touch with a psychotherapist to help him overcome his creative block. In the twelfth and last session, which was recorded on video, the psychotherapist summarizes the stages of his patient’s self-realization and presents his diagnosis: the cause of Jankowski’s blockage is that he was transferring his motherson relationship to the female curator of the exhibition, causing the »disturbance.« He identifies Jankowski’s »Entwicklungskrise« (developmental crisis) and advises the artist to achieve autonomy in his work by liberating himself from his unhealthy dependencies. As a metaphor for the therapy, the video includes scenes of the artist unrolling himself, in slow motion, from a rug in the therapist’s office.
9 b/w photographs with passe-partout, each 65 50 cm
DVD, edition of 1, I
and photograph and text, each 29.5 21 cm, edition of 10, II