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Kitt recently forwarded me a video by the band Faunts’ “Feel.Love.Thinking.Of”, one she quite enjoyed. However, being a visual person I saw something totally different. Shocking in fact, mainly because we had been working on our upcoming episode which featured the topic of Therapist – Patient Transgressions (read more). Ironic, considering we had just interviewed Bernadine about her traumatic experience of manipulation and abuse by her Counselling Psychologist. Have a look at the video and judge for yourself.
I’m sure most will blow this video off as just some fantasy, and its just a music video, cmon… but do we really want to glamorize this? Ok sure both the subjects are attractive and its forbidden love. However, its a power postion that the doctor is in. Additionally there is the reference to Rorschach inkblot test, a psychological assesment tool, which leads us to believe it is a Psychologist-Client relationship. Now really is that the basis of true love? Ok, now substitute the characters in the video for your gynecologist, family doctor or priest, do you now get what I am saying?
Hey future doctors of the world, is this the reason why you want to get into medicine? If so, do the less attractive patients get better or worse service? Maybe your less distracted when not hitting on someone. I don’t think this is a storyline like the pool boy doing regular maintenance for the older lady down the block, its different. Real people get hurt and ones who are particularly vulnerable (sexual and physical abuse). While the video is visually appealing, it misses on the premise and reference of true love, it even goes far to offend. I really couldn’t see Counseling Psychologists endorsing this.
So much of the artistic critique today is based on the technical concepts, ie. song composition, video and other elements. But should we not be looking at content and form in conjunction, can we not expand the boundaries of our creativity and be more aware of what we are really saying?
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