Bodo Wentz: Fallsucht I (Falling sickness I)

Ceramic, 1983

Bodo Wentz: Falling sickness I 

The ceramic depicts two essential moments of the disease epilepsy, firstly the medical aspect: the brain as the source of the disease, and the "seizure" of the person suffering from epilepsy as the impressive symptom of the disease.

Secondly it portrays the psycho-social aspect: the chronic disease "epilepsy" leading to exclusion, social isolation, desolation, retreating ("into one's shell").

This sculpture is the property of the German Epilepsy museum.
Photographs, slides, digital pictures or other copies can only be made with the permission of the epilepsy museum!

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German Epilepsy Museum Kork - Museum for epilepsy and the history of epilepsy