The Asylum Project Part X: Waiting for the Miracle by Erik Brede

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Part of a serie from Old Lier Psychiatric Hospital.
Lier Psychiatric Hospital in Norway has a long history as an institution. The massive buildings house the memory of a grim chapter in Norwegian psychiatric history the authorities would rather forget. There is little available information about the former activities at Lier Hospital, but it is documented experiments that were carried out on this Norwegian mental hospital in the postwar period from 1945 to 1975. It’s about the use of LSD, electroshock, brain research funded by the U.S. Department of Defense and drug research sponsored by major pharmaceutical companies. It is perhaps not surprising that they try to forget this place and the events taking place here.

Lier Psyciatric Hospital was built in 1926 and had room for nearly 700 patients at the most. In 1986, many of the buildings were closed and abandoned and they still stand empty to this day. Some of the buildings are still in operation today for psychiatric patients.

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  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoabout 2 years ago

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandabout 2 years ago

    Thought provoking Erik.

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  • Bevlea Ross
    Bevlea Rossabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations! Wonderful image


    May 2012

    congratulations to all, wonderful images

    Bevlea & Caryl

  • virginian
    virginianabout 2 years ago

    Great eerie work! Congrats on your features.

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseabout 2 years ago

    Very interesting history of the building and stunning capture!!!

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignabout 2 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble!

  • laruecherie
    laruecherieabout 2 years ago

  • Louise Delahunty
    Louise Delahuntyabout 2 years ago

    amazing work!

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonabout 2 years ago

  • annacuypers
    annacuypersabout 2 years ago

    Great series of work, xo

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