Bodo Wentz: Fallsucht I (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.
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