“From the discovery of the DSM on everything evolved in an interesting manner. At the time I was studying the DSM I had visions. The huge amount of images I collected came together in groups, based on the way they appeared: the images containing “lines” came together with other images containing “lines”, the images containing “waves” came together with other images containing “waves” and so on. Later on I created labels, based on the way the group of images looked like. Naturally, I added corresponding acronyms and drafted comprehensive diagnostic criteria. I invented my own system of deviations which resulted in this beautifully designed book called Exquisite Errors. Inspired by the DSM I created, based on these codec errors, my own classification of “disorders”, by defining, categorizing and labeling them. However, always avoiding negative labels. Because is it wrong to deviate from the norm?”

Exquisite Errors by Barry van der Rijt (4/4)

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