To the Wind

Mental Health and Historical Memory from a Gender approach

To the Wind is a videoart piece created by the visual artist Elena Tóxica (2019) belonging to the public art project of the same name http://toxiclesbian.org/public-art-and-cyberfeminist-projects/tales-that-are-never-told-zeroestigma/?lang=en

The proposal revolves around the recovery of real testimonies of women who were in psychiatric care at that time and goes into greater depth granting them a hearing and new personal meaning.

To the Wind shows the social and politic context surrounding the main characters of this project, 1940-50. The audio is built up taking nature sounds: the wind that brings to us the voices of these women as if they would be always there waiting to be heard.