© Flaka Haliti, Manufactured for the purpose of fainting (after screaming), Grafenegg, 2020, Foto: Joanna Pianka

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manufactured for the purpose of fainting (after screaming)

A sculpture in the Grafenegg Castle Park by Flaka Haliti

It was predominately female bodies that told this story and have passed it on many times since. They continue to tell it over and over again, inventing wondrous details—like globus hystericus, in which the poor imprisoned voice pleads to be released. And they do not proclaim their stories with words, but with bodily images and physical signs.1