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Birgit Brenner: Fear of a red face. Red wool and nails. Size variable Birgit Brenner: Fear of a red face. Digital print, 220 x 160 cm.

Birgit Brenner (Duitsland, 1964) bedacht voor haar project 'Angst vor Gesichtsröte' een vrouw met een psychische stoornis en een zelfgebreide rode trui om zich in te verschuilen. Rondom dit fictieve personage maakt Brenner installaties en foto's - en schreef ze zelfs het rapport van de psychiater van de vrouw - die in combinatie met een scenario worden gepresenteerd:

"I am middle sized, of normal weight and I have brown hair. I am alone. I have been alone since a long time. I am shy. People say I estimate others higher than myself. I am alone often. I am frightened and hate myself. They say one day I will go insane. I can not bear anyone. It is necessary to be careful and suspicious. At home I am feeling well, sometimes even normal or pretty. Elsewhere I am worthless, exposed and ugly. No one tells me that into the face, but I feel what they think of me."

> Birgit Brenner en het pdf-bestand 'Angst vor Gesichtsröte', in het Duits maar mét fijne plaatjes.



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