Jana Vanecek

Psychoaktive Begleitnarrative

2019/2020 | A Series consisting of four images | Material: direct print on 5mm forex | Size of single print: 297mm x 420mm | Edition: 3 + 2AP

„Psychoaktive Begleitnarrative?“ is an excerpt from a ongoing and long-term artistic research project. The inspiration which has led to this project was my ADHD and the publication “New Existentialism” (Edition Fink, 2016), which contains a list of Jean Paul Sartre‘s daily “drug ration”. In my research,I examine, among other things, accompanying narratives that revolve around the connection between substance use and abuse as a condition for the creation of text production. To what extent is the reception of authors shaped by these narratives and what role plays the legal status of a substance or the subject perception of the respective Zeitgeist? I am also interested in the effects of various substances on neurochemical signal transmissions and to what extent these changes, along with factors such as social status, gender, discipline of origin or cultural epoch, can have an influence on the coherence of style, imagery and language as well as the material and motivational expression of the text production.