In our Idiosyncratic A to Z of the Human Condition exhibition we invited you to contribute to the gallery in different ways, from submitting Instagram photos to marking your height on the wall. For the letter “F” we asked you to leave your fears with us. Russell Dornan presents the most common ones along with a selection of the most interesting.
Our current exhibition, The Institute of Sexology, may have recently opened but the exhibition that occupied its space immediately before it was a highly participative exploration of what it means to be human.
In it, the alphabet ran along both of the longest sides of the gallery, each letter opposite itself; every letter stood for a theme relating to the human condition. On one side, we presented a selection of historical objects associated with each letter’s theme; on the other side the same themes were explored using participatory activities in the gallery so our visitors could engage with those themes directly, simultaneously contributing to the exhibition itself.
“F” stood for fear. Oxford dictionary defines it as follows:
“An unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain, or harm.”