Barbara`s Master Diploma Project was also presented at the Essence 2018.
Lesung aus dem Prosagedicht „Das Lied des Lykanthropus erythematosus“ und der Lyriksammlung „Serielle Autoimmun Poesie“ von Barbara Macek.
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.