The Psych|OS Cycle

Psych|OS, Digital Cocaine - Children of the 1980s
DVD, 01:00:01, 2005 - VIDEO DE/EN - VIDEO JP

Psych|OS, Digital Cocaine - Children of the 1980s
Catalogue Text, 2005 - TEXT

Psych|OS - Hans 1 and 2
Photos, 2004 - PHOTOS

Psych|OS - Hans 1 bw and 2 bw

The Psych|OS Generator
Software, 2006 - SOFTWARE

Psych|OS - Zyprexa Lilly 1112 & 4117
Paintings, 2006 - PAINTINGS

Psych|OS - hansbernhardblog
Blog, 2005-2010 - BLOG (disabled)

Psych|OS - Psychotropic Drug Karaoke
Splashscreen, 2007 - SPLASHSCREEN

Psych|OS - Self Portrait

Psych|OS - Lilly controls my Foriginals
Exhibition text by Domenico Quaranta, 2006 - TXT

Hans Bernhard is a chemical cyborg.

Hans Bernhard has been exposing, pushing, augmenting and enhancing his body with synthetic drugs for 25 years.

From 1984 to 1999 through the intense use of synthetic drugs such as LSD, ecstasy, meth, speed, fentanyl, angel dust, dextroamphetamine and nitrous oxide to explore, interact with and absorb contemporary digital networks and become part of them by zooming into techno music, digital art and mass media.

Since 2000, he has been protecting and enhancing his brain and body by the use of prescribed psychotropic drugs: Benzodiazepines, Olazapine, Seretide, Prothipendyl, Valproic Acid, Carbamazepine, Chlorprothixen, Zotepin, Oxymetazoline, and Salbutamol; all interacting with one another.

During his 25 years of substance abuse and after a series of brain upgrades, one day in march 2002, Hans experienced a manic outbreak and total mental meltdown in South-Africa.

This would later on be diagnosed as bipolar affective disorder and Hans would learn that he had prevented the outbreak of the illness for almost 15 years by means of self-medication.

Hans Bernhard's neuro-networks and brain structures are similar to the global synthetic TCP/IP networks he helped to build and to which he kept a close and subversive relationsship. Both are highly unstable. And now, these networks are infected and contaminated by waves of mania and depression. WHO ICD-10, F31.1.

Contemporary high-tech societies deal with hardcore brains using bio-chemical agents to enhance & control the internal information flow, we call them psychotropic drugs.

We are all chemical cyborgs.