Mother's Therapy

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Presentation by The Eriskay Connection:

" Mathias de Lattre developed an interest in natural psychedelics, in particular hallucinogenic mushrooms. Since ten years he had the intuition that they might constitute an alternative to the psychiatric treatment of his mother. She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder twenty years ago, and the drugs prescribed to her paradoxically heavily degraded her health.

His research on psilocybin, a naturally occurring hallucinogen produced by around 180 species of fungus, led him through prehistoric times, mycology and medicine. From the painted caves in Southern France and traditional medicinal practices in the jungle of Peru, to the scientists researching psilocybin in London and Zürich, Mother's Therapy unites science and humanity.

With texts and images the book provides context to the psilocybin-based cure given to his mother — apparently with some success. No militancy, he is simply submitting the relevant material to the record. "

Text by Mathias de Lattre and essays by Rémi Coignet, Olivier Chambon, Jacques Mabit and Vincent Verroust in English and French.

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136 pages - Softcover with dustjacket

The Eriskay Connection, 2021 (750 copies)

Format : 24 x 30.3 cm

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de Lattre, Mathias

Mathias de Lattre is a French photographer; he is also a photography teacher in several American univeristies. After starting his career making portraits for the press; he gradually shifted to still life, especially for the luxury industry. He is also working on personal projects, and his first photobook "Mother's Therapy", about both his research on psychoactive substances in mushrooms / fungus and his mother's psychiatric condition was published by The Eriskay Connection in 2021. © Portrait by Rémi Coignet taken from the artist's Instagram page
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