Masters of Their Conditions

Masters of Their Conditions* is a cross-disciplinary dialogue of thirty years between an American visual artist (Gilbert) and a Swiss transcultural psychiatrist/anthropologist (Dr. Jacques Arpin ). Through multimedia narration, the pair explores cultural identity, loss, memory and ritual. They have collaborated on research, lectures, projects and workshops regarding migration and health, AIDS, cancer (both being survivors) and post-Katrina New Orleans. There is an interactive archive of this work together which includes drawings, mixed media artwork, text, video, websites, photography and dialogues/presentations. *The title of this dialogue stems from the name of a series of publications by Dr. Arpin.