(c) Barbara Macek, 2018. Photography: Peter Kainz

Lycanthropus erythematosus

The essence of this four-part work is the proposal of a new thesis concerning the understanding of autoimmune diseases, especially of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE, lupus).

SLE is a rare autoimmune disease characterised by acute and chronic inflammation of various tissues of the body. Its cause and pathogenesis are still unknown. 

The work aims at providing new knowledge in regard to these open questions. Its thesis is exposed in four different formats resulting from different strategies of artistic research. It proposes to understand autoimmunity as the expression of transformative processes that cause various physical and mental effects in the afflicted organism. This ongoing metamorphosis is driven by a plan: it is about the emerging of a new being – the Lycanthropus erythematosus.



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(c) Peter Kainz and Johanna Folkmann

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Lycanthropus erythematosus
June 13, 2018