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The problem of exhibiting pain still hasn't been solved

By December 20, 2011 No Comments

More to the difficulty of displaying abstract concepts in museum exhibits and installations: triggered by a workshop organised as part of the Birkbeck Pain Project, I wrote a post a couple of months ago about the difficulty of displaying pain. A mostly subjective sensation, pain has few, if any, visible physical correlates.

Now there is reason to ask the question again, as the Birkbeck project is hosting yet another, and larger, meeting titled ‘Pain as Emotion; Emotion as Pain: Perspectives from Modern History’, to be held 26 October 2012. Read more about it here or contact the organiser, Rob Boddice, directly.

Thomas Söderqvist

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