when a person has suffered extreme physical or psychological trauma (including
massive stress), they will assume the fetal position or a similar position in
which the back is curved forward, the legs are brought up as tightly against
the abdomen as possible, the head is bowed as close to the abdomen as possible,
and the arms are wrapped around the head to prevent further trauma. This
position provides better protection to the brain and vital organs than simply
lying spread out on the ground, so it is clear as to why it is an instinctual
reaction to extreme stress or trauma when the brain is no longer able to cope with
the surrounding environment, and in essence "shuts down" temporarily.
It all starts with the analysis of a certain process. There is a subject - surrounded by liquid, enclosed in a safe environment. It continues to grow.
Closed but secure. Isolated, but protected. It's a natural condition. The embryo eventually develops and begins to experience. Explores, feels, love.
Sometimes the subject experiences too much, dissociates. Puts the body back into a fetal position, looks for safety, protection. It incubates. It's capable of basic needs. To create a closed, safe environment, not letting anything or anyone in. In this cycle, a disease that is under control of the tissues - slowly repossess host. The subject is falling apart.The skin fragments are ruthlessly imprinted in plaster. A testimony of separation from the world under the influence of gradual breakdown. Emotional apprehension, stagnation. Plaster shell on the one hand seemingly easy to shatter, on the other, reinforced with bandages. A plaster cast is used to heal fractures. To secure fractures against external factors and at the same time reduce interior movement.
human body inprint object, video 1'47 "