In 2021, and for the second year in a row, Marionet together with CNC and CEIS20 won the Promotion of Scientific Culture initiative. This year’ s project was focused on neuropsychiatric disorders, in particular Bipolar Disorder.
Bipolar Disorder is a neuropsychiatric disorder characterised by alternating episodes of euphoria and depression. It can therefore be very disabling, leading to sleep disturbances, an increased propensity to develop other pathologies (e.g. cardiovascular and neurological) and a major social impact on the lives of patients and their families. But Bipolar Disorder should not be seen as limiting, and it is particularly important to reduce the social stigma that still surrounds it and many other mental disorders, which often deter patients from seeking help.
The project was developed within the “Unknownness Lab”, a research and creation initiative, created by Marionet in 2018, in order to address scientific challenges with an interdisciplinary team of scientists and artists.
Bipolar Disorder: One Other Side (Video)
“Bipolar Disorder: One Other Side” made its first public appearance in a video, shot by Tiago Cerveira, directed by Mário Montenegro, with the scientific consultancy and performance of the CNC researchers Ana Catarina Pereira and Cláudia Fragão Pereira, and the psychiatrists Nuno Madeira and Tiago Santos, from the CHUC – Coimbra Hospital and University Centre, Music by Marcelo Dos Reis and production by the teams of Marionet and CNC. This video is online at Marionet’s Youtube channel.