Artist: Jessica Devnani
Year:  2011
Medium:  Video, Mockumentary
Artist Statement: “Recovery” is a mockumentary intended to make a statement on the way mental illness is being diagnosed today.  The DSM-5 has been criticized for including a number of new mental disorders which seem like standard human behaviour.  The diseases that the patients on “Recovery” are suffering from may seem rather ridiculous, because they are part of being normal.  Normal behaviour should not be seen as a disease, and normal behaviour does not need to be medicated.