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Front image of The Gaze sculpture: patient head is located inside a rat's cage with tube connecting it's mouth to a black funnel. The funnel is overflowing with brightly coloured psychiatric medications. The "patient" stares straight ahead, expressless, it's eyes are only dark indentations in the sculpture. The funnel in its mouth renders it speechless. There are 3 labels on the front of the cage: SCHIZOPRHENE; ALCOHOL USE; [REPORTED] INAPPROPRIATE SEXUALITY
"The Psychiatric Gaze" employs sculpture to say to future mental health practitioners THIS COULD BE YOU.

“The Psychiatric Gaze” sculpture, created by two History in Practice community experts, is a powerful statement on how they feel silenced and disregarded within the mental health system

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