“…on the boundary between a psychosis and neurosis.” | Borderline Personality   Disorder

 

Photographer Rita Verduyckt is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the project ‘Borderline Spaces and Places’. To see Rita’s body of work, click on any image.

 

 

 

 

 

Borderline spaces and places

A walk at the dark side of life…

 

Borderline is the most common diagnosis by psychiatrists today…

Borderline is a personality disorder, on the boundary between a psychosis and neurosis. In short, we can say that the psychotic person struggles with the reality, and the neurotic person is in conflict with himself. Borderline keeps the middle between the two.

Borderline is chaos, loneliness, emptiness, fear and aggression: all characteristics that are largely reflected in our contemporary society.

Borderliners don’t exhibit any particular outward characteristics. Borderline also has no specific face, but yet many faces. Therefore, in this series, the human presence is previously suggested, rather than shown. Dark, sometimes oppressive images of spaces and places evoke feelings of fear, loneliness, chaos, emptiness and aggression.

With these images, I  want to confront the viewer with  an at first side nice world, but taking a closer look,  it’s everything except that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

All images and text © Rita Verduyckt

 

 

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