RENATE FERRO

PANIC HITS HOME

This architectural space becomes a metaphor for a sheltered psycho-space which “houses” the series of videotaped interviews of cross-generational subjects who reveal stories about their personal responses to the panic of both time periods.  There is an ironic similarity to the psychological tone and content of these interviews retelling anecdotes from each period.  Whether regarding security and protection from the fallout of impending nuclear warheads or the possibility of additional terrorist attacks forty years later, the installation becomes a catalyst for the confusing inter-mix of fright and anxiety both present and past. 

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