Alexithymia (n.) - the sub-clinical inability to describe emotions in the selfAt present, my practice uses images of the American West as iconography about expansion in relation to the validation of 'being'. In 'Mein Verstandesraum' and 'Alexithymia (n.) the sub-clinical inability to describe emotions in the self'', I investigate the implications of the medicalization of the human experience. Psychiatry is a key example. The insecurity of 'being' has been heightened by performance-based value systems. The contrast between the scientific research and the intimacy of emotional needs is addressed through metaphors about texture and landscape. Examples include metallic prints, tintypes, and printing onto aluminum. My goal is to express how the biomedical model in psychiatry perpetuates mental limitations through the negation of emotional needs.
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