Fallsucht I (Falling Sickness I)
Bodo Wentz
Ceramic, 1983

German Epilepsy Museum Kork

Fallsucht I

German Epilepsy Museum Kork


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").

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