Around 400 B.C. the prevailing medical doctrine of the time – the humoral pathology theory- was based on the idea that an individual’s health status was determined by bodily fluids or humors. Four different fluids were categorized: blood, phlegm, black bile and yellow bile. When all four were in balance, the health was intact. But when one of the humors dominated, imbalance occured and diseases arose. For example, an excess of black bile resulted in deep depression.
This exhibition does not aim to problematize or investigate. Rather, it intends to wallow in the anxiety that arises in the modern secular life, in which individual freedom calls for extreme gestures as well as for paralyzing passivity.
In a seemingly futile existence, the step between light and dark forces is marginal. Our participating artists are interested in these forces and in the emotional states that stem from a surplus av black bile.
Artists: Alfred Bohman, Jim Thorell, Eskil Loftsson, Karl Norin, Jonas Liveröd, Dit Cilinn, David Ohlsson, Tommy Svenningsson, Ingvild Hovland Kaldal och Marianne Lindberg de Geer. Curated by Natalia Goldin Lundh and Erik Berglin. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org