O, pure O, 2014

O, pure O – you push me into the room and close the door behind me, 2014

Drawings, sculptures, objects, texts,  and single-channel video 00:00:39

Fear is constantly experienced by the individual but is usually not visible to the naked eye of the observer; how-ever, we may recognize it in one’s physical expressions and actions. Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental disorder in which a person feels the need to per-form certain routines repeatedly or has certain thoughts repeatedly. The person is unable to control either the thoughts or activities for more than a short period of time. I was inspired by these unique characteristics of this disorder and with the help of a support group for OCD in Berlin, I could interview the people with OCD, observe the pattern of their thought process, and gather direct resources for the project.