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Therapy Flowers Compilation

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  • The Deutsche Depressionshilfe states that every fifth German citizen falls ill with a depression once in a lifetime. According to an estimate of the World Health Organization, depression or affective disorders will be the second most common widespread disease worldwide this year.
    However, therapeutic measures are still not fully accessible in many countries - including Germany - and the lack of therapy places is just as much a reason for this as the social stigmatization associated with mental disorders.

    With Therapy Flowers, the Cologne-based literary scholar and art historian Michaela Predeick provides a photographic artifact of psychotherapy. In this volume she collects 60 photographs of bouquets and flower arrangements taken in the waiting room of a psychotherapeutic practice in Cologne. The number of pictures is not arbitrary but results from the number of sessions that the statutory health insurance companies grants for initial applications for long-term therapy for behavioral therapies. Within this contingent of hours, work is done to improve the mental health of the patients and thus to increase their quality of life. Predeick's photographs, meanwhile, focus on a seemingly minor aspect of the weekly therapy visit: the design of the waiting area of the practice. Each conversation with the therapist is preceded by a short and "wordless encounter" with a fresh bouquet of flowers, which she captures in a photographic picture.

    From the introduction:
    "The ever new friendly shining flowers suggest that with every visit a further step on the way to healing is taken. This is in contrast to the dying of cut flowers between two sessions. The well-being of the flower and the patient proves often as a fugitive commodity.

    Semantically speaking, flowers are the ultimate metaphor. They are highly communicative. Embedded in the framework of the psychotherapeutic practice, they function as a consoling gesture for the sick, who stream in and out; ironically turned around, they stand for the colorful bouquet of problems with which one strikes up with the therapist".

    Therapy Flowers Compilation
    The photographs are accompanied by a soundtrack compiled by the Kame House label in the form of an enclosed CD with twelve tracks that illuminate various aspects of the interrelation between flowers, photos and psychotherapeutic measures. This is supplemented in an Extended Digital version by eleven further titles.

    The collected tracks come from renowned international artists of electronic listening, ambient and computer music, including Greek producer Anatolian Weapons (Beats in Space, among others), Austrian artist Conny Frischauf and Hamburg-based musician Museum Of No Art, who is currently successful on the Canadian label Seance Center.

    The musical spectrum here ranges from abstract listening to the literal floral music of the Munich-based composer and artist Emanuel "Mooner" Günther, who translates the nocturnal activities of a small apple tree into sounds.

    The book was published as a cooperation of Michaela Predeick, the Cologne publisher StrzeleckiBooks and the label Kame House on October 10, 2020, World Mental Health Day.

    Therapy Flowers
    by Michaela Predeick
    German/English
    128 p.
    20.5 x 23 cm
    60 colored illustrations
    Hardcover
    Photo book with enclosed music CD
    ISBN 978-3-946770-71-8

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    In addition to the book a motif of the Therapy Flowers is offered as an edition (50 pieces / Din A2).
    Revenues from the edition will be donated to "Freunde fürs Leben e.V."; a non-profit organization that has been dedicated to suicide prevention and education about depression among teenagers and young adults since 2001.
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The Deutsche Depressionshilfe states that every fifth German citizen falls ill with a depression once in a lifetime. According to an estimate of the World Health Organization, depression or affective disorders will be the second most common widespread disease worldwide this year.
However, therapeutic measures are still not fully accessible in many countries - including Germany - and the lack of therapy places is just as much a reason for this as the social stigmatization associated with mental disorders.

With Therapy Flowers, the Cologne-based literary scholar and art historian Michaela Predeick provides a photographic artifact of psychotherapy. In this volume she collects 60 photographs of bouquets and flower arrangements taken in the waiting room of a psychotherapeutic practice in Cologne. The number of pictures is not arbitrary but results from the number of sessions that the statutory health insurance companies grants for initial applications for long-term therapy for behavioral therapies. Within this contingent of hours, work is done to improve the mental health of the patients and thus to increase their quality of life. Predeick's photographs, meanwhile, focus on a seemingly minor aspect of the weekly therapy visit: the design of the waiting area of the practice. Each conversation with the therapist is preceded by a short and "wordless encounter" with a fresh bouquet of flowers, which she captures in a photographic picture.

From the introduction:
"The ever new friendly shining flowers suggest that with every visit a further step on the way to healing is taken. This is in contrast to the dying of cut flowers between two sessions. The well-being of the flower and the patient proves often as a fugitive commodity.

Semantically speaking, flowers are the ultimate metaphor. They are highly communicative. Embedded in the framework of the psychotherapeutic practice, they function as a consoling gesture for the sick, who stream in and out; ironically turned around, they stand for the colorful bouquet of problems with which one strikes up with the therapist".

Therapy Flowers Compilation
The photographs are accompanied by a soundtrack compiled by the Kame House label in the form of an enclosed CD with twelve tracks that illuminate various aspects of the interrelation between flowers, photos and psychotherapeutic measures. This will be supplemented in an Extended Digital version by eleven further titles.

The collected tracks come from renowned international artists of electronic listening, ambient and computer music, including Greek producer Anatolian Weapons (Beats in Space, among others), Austrian artist Conny Frischauf and Hamburg-based musician Museum Of No Art, who is currently successful on the Canadian label Seance Center.

The musical spectrum here ranges from abstract listening to the literal floral music of the Munich-based composer and artist Emanuel "Mooner" Günther, who translates the nocturnal activities of a small apple tree into sounds.

The book will be published as a cooperation of Michaela Predeick, the Cologne publisher StrzeleckiBooks and the label Kame House on October 10, 2020, World Mental Health Day.

credits

released October 10, 2020

01 Cucina Povera – Kimppu (7:43)
Produced by Cucina Povera.

02 Jannis Carbotta – Alles Licht aufsaugen mit den Augen (1:02)
Recorded, arranged & mixed by Jannis Carbotta.

03 Mazzo – Dreaming Tree (4:45)
Produced by Mazzo.

04 Benedikt Frey – Triadic Ballet Excerpt pt. 3 (3:52)
Written & produced by Benedikt Frey.

05 Conny Frischauf – Im Sog des Risikos (6:19)
Produced by Cornelia Frischauf, mixed by Sam Irl.

06 Museum Of No Art – Soften yourself in my liquidness (5:41)
Written, recorded & mixed by Mona Steinwidder

07 Houschyar – Réveille-Toi Appelle-Moi (4:35)
Produced by Houschyar.

08 Tableau Vivant – Soft Commodity (6:03)
Written & recorded live by Tableau Vivant.

09 Anatolian Weapons – Onwards (4:57)
Written & produced by Aggelos Baltas.

10 Bartellow & Lukas Rabe – LAGO (10:50)
Written by Benedikt Brachtel & Lukas Rabe, mixed & produced by Benedikt Brachtel.

11 Globus – The Purple Harvest (5:30)
Produced by Sonja Deffner & Patrick Hohlweck at Studio Passat.

12 Emanuel Mooner – Nächtliche Aktivitäten (6:20)
C & P Emanuel Mooner 2020.

13 Marlene Stark – Isabelle (4:42)
Produced by Marlene Stark.

14 Love-Songs – Gesteck 01 (4:57)
Composed, played, recorded & mixed by Love-Songs. Recorded at Elbkraut Studios, Hamburg. Love-Songs are Manuel Chittka, Sebastian Kokus & Thomas Korf.

15 Infuso Giallo – Pseudoacacia (4:41)
Written, recorded & produced by Infuso Giallo, mixed by Sam Irl.

16 Twoonky – Bruca (7:10)
Composed & arranged by Twoonky.

17 Niklas Wandt – Richmodis (5:10)
Produced & mixed by Niklas Wandt.

18 Mantra Mantra – Roter Goldlack (4:24)
Written & produced by Daniel Helmer & Sam Irl.

19 canelonely – BYL (4:29)
Written & produced by Jannik Morton Schneider, Flute by Joerg-Michael Schneider Mix by Sebastian „Muxi“ Muxfeldt.

20 Wiktor Milczarek – Raflezja (6:16)
Produced by Wiktor Milczarek.

21 Misonica – Fernweh (4:33)
Cello by Saleh Rozati, Chants by Buddhist Monks of Maitri Vihar Monastery in »Three monks with bowls and cymbals«. Thanks to Peter Kutin for support.

22 Akrüül – Der Kornealreflex (5:25)
Written and Produced by Akrüül, Mixed by Martin Riedler.

23 Cristov – Schienen (6:32)
Written, performed, recorded and mixed by Christoph Lohse

All Tracks mastered by Kai von Glasow.
Released by StrzeleckiBooks & Kame House on October 10 2020.

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»Therapy Flowers« is a photo book & CD compilation in which the literary-scholar and art historian Michaela Predeick collects 60 photographs of flower bouquets taken in the waiting room of a psychotherapeutic practice in Cologne. The book will be published as a cooperation of Michaela Predeick, the Cologne publisher StrzeleckiBooks and Kame House on Oct 10, 2020, World Mental Health Day. ... more

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