Nadya Tolokonnikova – HAUNTED!
Dimensions: 17 x 26 x 28″
Medium: mixed media sculpture, music
Nadya Tolokonnikova was diagnosed with PTSD and major depressive disorder in 2014 after she served two years in labor camps as a political prisoner, and remained addicted to SSRI antidepressants ever since, struggling from a wide range of uncanny side effects like depersonalization, self-harm, and alienation, while not being able to stop taking the pills. HAUNTED! depicts the crippling effects of mental illnesses and pharmaceuticals on everyday life, and the pharmaceutical industry’s failure to solve the problem. Can pills make us feel better about a broken world?