Attitudes Passionelles

"Attitudes passionelles" is an homage to the pseudo-scientific "Tableau de la synoptique grande attaque hystérique complète et régulière' positions typiques et avec variant" from 1885. It is a graphical clinical tableau modelled on the photographs, created in the Hôpital de la Salpêtrière. The original piece shows the various stages of a hysterical attack on the bodily demonstrations of a young woman. If you look at the visual record of hysteria, apparently women suffered almost exclusively on mattresses.

In my tribute to Paul Richer´s, Etudes cliniques sur la grande hystérie, Paris, 1885, the mattress gets a life of its own and acts hysterical.

Paul Richer, ETUDE CLINIQUE SUR LE DELIRE RELIGIEUX (ESSAI DE SEMEIOLOGIE)

performance along my works by Mai Ishiwata at Phönixhallen, Hamburg, 2014

 

 

 

 

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