Masterclass Marcel van Eden

3.6 Masterclass Marcel van Eden/I Am Surrounded, Therefore I Am, installation made during a five day masterclass by
Marcel van Eden and Barbara Seiler. In Social psychology, Terror Management Theory (TMT) proposes a basic psychological
conflict that results from having a desire to live, but realizing that death is inevitable. This conflict produces terror, and is believed
to be unique to human beings. Moreover, the solution to the conflict is also generally unique to humans: culture. According to TMT,
cultures are symbolic systems that act to provide life with meaning and value. Cultural values therefore serve to manage the terror
of death by providing life with meaning.
Steel and silkscreen on plastic. Photography: Pietro Bulfoni. < back

Masterclass Marcel van Eden