Of Clinophilia: a story of depression

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In an attempt to bridge the Gap between Conceptual Art and Neurocience, artists Louise Deininger and Sarah Hauber partnered with Neuroscientist Sabria Lagoun to focus on a symptom of depression called Clinophilia, the desire to lay in bed, leading to social isolation despite the need to go out into the street.

The work tests the blurred line between the need of rest and the apathy associated with certain mental health issues, and emphasises on the importance of support. Here, the scientist is wheeled through a sanitized tunnel to the light and openess of the outside world.. She is later being guided out of bed, the ‘push’ giving her enough strength to awake and adress the illness herself.

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