ARCHITECTURE OF FEAR

by Miryam Muller in ,


http://youtu.be/VGr1bMttp_U The Contemporary Art Center in Hasselt their new exhibition, Architecture of Fear, examines how feelings of fear pervade our daily life.The show explores how fear has moved from being an immediate emotional strategy for survival, the result of a personal experience, to becoming a constant, more abstract, low level feeling that paves the way for new infrastructures based on security, prevention and ‘risk-managemen’t. Without ever judging nor pointing the finger, Architecture of Fear asks visitors to put their anxieties into a broader perspective. Are threats of terrorism, viral diseases, pollution and financial crisis entirely unbiased and valid? Have some of them been surreptitiously fashioned by politicians and the media? Are CCTVs in the metro making me feel more secure or in danger, for example?

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