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Usually, fears and phobias range under anxiety disorders, and are listed in psychiatric manuals. Their variety seems infinite, and their severity varies from a slight uneasiness or tension to a condition in which a state of great panic is induced by the specific stimulus, which can be an object, an animal, a number, people, spaces, ideas, or a particular situation. The list of fears by Czech artist Eva Kot'átková is part of the installation Asylum that was presented at the Venice Biennale in 2013. Kot’átková’s works often reflect on the processes that restrict and manipulate people within institutions such as psychiatric hospitals or schools.
Title
A List of Fears
Subtitle
Eva Kot’átková’s Asylum
Author(s)
Claudia Peppel
Identifier
Description
Usually, fears and phobias range under anxiety disorders, and are listed in psychiatric manuals. Their variety seems infinite, and their severity varies from a slight uneasiness or tension to a condition in which a state of great panic is induced by the specific stimulus, which can be an object, an animal, a number, people, spaces, ideas, or a particular situation. The list of fears by Czech artist Eva Kot'átková is part of the installation Asylum that was presented at the Venice Biennale in 2013. Kot’átková’s works often reflect on the processes that restrict and manipulate people within institutions such as psychiatric hospitals or schools.
Is Part Of
Place
Berlin
Publisher
ICI Berlin Press
Date
October 11, 2022
Subject
Fear
Phobias
Collage
Lists
Visual list, List-making
Art series, Cycles (Art)
Biennale di Venezia (55th : 2013 : Venice, Italy)
Greenbook
Koťátková, Evá
Brecht, George
Floyer, Ceal
Kiwanga, Kapwani
Rights
© by the author(s)
Except for images or otherwise noted, this publication is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Language
en-GB
short title
A List of Fears
page start
271
page end
276
Source
The Case for Reduction, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Jakob Schillinger, Cultural Inquiry, 25 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2022), pp. 271–76

Publication scheduled for 11 October 2022