That Which Is Possible

That Which Is Possible is a portrait of a community of painters, sculptors, musicians and writers making work at the Living Museum, an art-space on the grounds of a large state-run psychiatric facility in Queens, New York. Shot over the course of two years and structured across the arc of a day, the film observes with an intimate lens and unspools like a musical, both bracing and tender. That Which Is Possible explores the liberatory and reparative functions that creative action has for a group of artists drawn together by shared struggle.

The title, That Which Is Possible, points to several things at once: the Living Museum as a place where a variety of ways of being are possible, where one can paint or sculpt or write or play music, or simply be left alone for a moment outside the temporal and spatial control of the modern psychiatric institution; the way this moment outside of control allows for the possibility of spontaneous interaction, openness, and even joy; the possibility that the Living Museum might serve as a kind of template for a more humane and holistic approach to mental illness; and the utopian possibility that the Living Museum and places like it might serve as transformational fulcrum points for larger social changes.

 

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That Which Is Possible
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Total Artist Royalty Percent
0.50
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Yes
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Date Acquired
Transcript on File
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Michael Gitlin

country(ies)
United States
Lanquage(s)
English
Location Body


Union Docs
New York City, NY
United States


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Artist Royalty Payment Holder
Michael Gitlin
Location Name
Lindsay Bosch
org_nid
60477
org_path
/titles/which-possible
org_running_time
1:23:40
org_production_year
2015
org_premier_year
01/01/2015
cost
$0.00
Height
2in.
Length
7in.
SKU
THATWHICHISP
Sell Price
$0.00
Weight
0 lb.
Width
9in.
Aspect
Collection: 16:9
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Tags
Artist Spaces, Documentary, Feature Length, Health, Mental Landscape, Outsider Art
Sound Type
Stereo
Original Format
HD video
Collection
Single Titles
Color
Color