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Neokuratin is a newly developed active ingredient belonging to the anxiolytika family. Through the neurotransmitter synapses of the amygdala (located in the medial sector of the temporal lobes), it indirectly affects the attunement of coordination of personal behavior. In contrast to sedatives, psychotropic drugs, and benzodiazepines, Neokuratin strengthens the magnitude of the patient’s own will and own ability to make decisions. Therefore, it is not experienced as an external psychological or physical effect, but as an inner aid to self estimation and self development.

Neokuratin sensitizes the endo-active balance of the transmitters tymosin and stratosin. Their balance is essential for independent reaction to spontaneous first impressions (tymosin) with a simultaneous ability to devise plans irregardless of the situation (stratosin). It contributes greatly to keeping open the long-term recourse to previous works in an artistic work process (long-term coherence).

Area of application:

Neokuratin is a preparation developed specifically for treating the endophenomenon of curatorial dependency. It is for use in professions in which the idea of a gradual convergence of art and life are emphasized in a life-long work process. Among fine artists, in particular, this striving for convergence may result in endo-active realityshifts (cf. cognitive dissonance, Münchhausentrilemma, etc.). These shifts are expressed as complexes of their own as this attitude (mindset) is acquired through professional training and is supported at the personal core.

Should mental compensatory mechanisms react to this for an extended period of time with the obsessive belief that the personal art-life context’s development is decisively shaped by external causes (curator interests, collection contacts, invitations to biennials, museum acquisitions, etc.), then it is possible to speak of the endophenomenon of curatorial dependency.

Current readings indicate that the recording of perceptive impulses is 5000x greater for fine artists than for other professional groups. Since the final stage of endophenomen of curatorial dependency is usually expressed as a trivial delegation of one’s own responsibilities to external factors, society loses the influence of many of its most valuable individuals. Neokuratin has been specially developed to dissolve this vacuum from within. Tests conducted at various Belgian art academies, in gallery districts, and in art museums have proven its effectiveness. These studies were conducted in 2004 and 2006 in two double blind, placebo-controlled experiments, each for a ten month period.

Neokuratin thereby fortifies the body’s own power of resistance against leveling influences and mental, i.e., psychological and internal dependencies.

Neokuratin has a stimulating effect and is to be used in cases of:

advanced impressions of loss of autonomy, in cases that appear to go beyond the socio-historically necessary dimensions. Signs of this can be an increased obsession with adapting to structures assumed to be totalitarian and can therefore be expressed in compulsive acts.
construction of an image of the creative self that adopts forms of hybris.
 

Warnings:

When should Neokuratin not be used?

The stimulating effect of Neokuratin should not be confused with the effects of consciousness expanding stimulants. Neokuratin is not to be used for a perceived lack of creative energy, as this might lead to the danger of a patient simply switching the object of dependency.

The Curator Plasterstrip is a preparation specific to the profession.

Self confident pseudo artists and curators are expressly advised not to use Neokuratin.

Artists and curators should use curator plaster strips with caution in the event of the appearance of the following phenomena: volatile screaming fits, alcohol abuse, notorious cannabis use, prostrate enlargement, delusions, forgetfulness, workaholism, arrogance, aggression, depression, strong mood swings, strong warm/cold swings in social relations.

 

Important information:

What else should I keep in mind?

The use of curator plaster strips is a logical step only if you are fully resolved to disentangle from the tight bonds and dependency of a curator relationship.

During the first course of treatment with the plasterstrip, it is strictly forbidden to curate one’s own show, curate shows of others, be curated, or have professional contacts with curators.

A dying of the skin (red) is intentional at the plas-terstrip’s three effective points. If desired, the dye can be removed when washing the body.

In clinical studies, some patients experienced contact sensitivities during the treatment with transdermal Neokuratin. For patients expressing such contact sensitivities, please note that this could be caused by other stimulants, such as caffeine, theine, nicotine, opium, cannabis, LSD, cocaine, MDMA, Prozac, etc.

Lucid dreams, sleep disorders, head aches, dynastic phantasm effects, disquiet, shaking, irritability, lack of desire, aggressiveness, tiredness, dizziness at the canvas, numbness, megalomania in conjunction with a fear of separation, cessation of manic work phases and impulsive long-term decisions, sadomasochistic daydreams involving persons from the professional environment.
Unfounded fear of spots on cheeks and hands (cf. toxic contact eczema, opening paralysis). Due to the form of use of Neokuratin, which is similar to the use of adhesive plasters, a. o., slight reddening of the skin and itching are possible.

 

Questions:

Additional information for the use of Curator-Plasterstrip.

1. What should I do if I forget to change a plasterstrip?

If you forget to change the Curator Plasterstrip once at the predetermined time, it is no cause for alarm. You should, however, change the plasterstrip as soon as possible and replace the following plasterstrip at the usual time.

2. General questions regarding curatorial
dependency:

What should I do in cases of a relapse, when despite attentiveness and good will I again take actions in compliance with curatorial dependency?

A relapse does not have to present a problem if you are able to deal with it and overcome the gaffe. The experience with probands has shown that the first action resulting from curatorial dependency is not decisive in negating the entire addiction treatment, instead, the second action is.

This second action is a final breaking of one’s will. Therefore: do not act against the plasterstrip! However, the first relapse can be dismissed in all cases. Concentrate on how much you have achieved and how long you have persisted. In no case should that have been done in vain! You will succeed.

Is the treatment tax deductible?

In professional circles, the effects of curatorial dependency on those afflicted have long been considered the expression of a fashionable ailment or the result of overwrought conceit.

Academic medical research has, however, recognized the meaningfulness of treatment and public and private health insurance providers in ever more countries provide reimbursement. Please consult your local health insurance provider for further information.

What should I do if I suddenly gain weight?

A few extra pounds are normal. They are a sign that the metabolic changes induced by the mental context of being curated have again returned to normal. The extra weight can easily be shed through a bit more physical activity. In many cases, weight eventually returns to normal. By using a Neokuratin 24-hour-plasterstrip, weight gain is held within limits anyway, since in the initial phase the body is supplied with the specific hormone balance that arises from the mental state of being curated. Metabolism thus has sufficient time to adjust. Nonetheless, it would be wise to avoid sugar-filled food and beverages.
 





         

Artist at Work, Back_Cover, silkscreen on carton, Germ./Engl./Fr., 116 p., 14 x 22,5 cm, paperback, Cella © 2008

Artist at Work, Back_Cover, silkscreen on carton, Germ./Engl./Fr., 116 p., 14 x 22,5 cm, paperback, Cella © 2008

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Artist at Work, Cover, Germ./Engl./Fr., 116 p., 14 x 22,5 cm, paperback, Bernhard Cella © 2008

Artist at Work, Back_Cover, silkscreen on carton, Germ./Engl./Fr., 116 p., 14 x 22,5 cm, paperback, Cella © 2008