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VictimIn different sciences the term victim has different meanings. The term is most often use in criminology, religion, psychotherapy and New Age context ...” is one of the most frequently used words by news agencies. It appears just as regularly in different languages (for example: victima/victimas, victime, sinister, supplicie, vittima, žrtva, viktimë, жертва, فريسة, ضحية, قتيل, (ש”ע) קרבן… ). Through the media, victimsIn different sciences the term victim has different meanings. The term is most often use in criminology, religion, psychotherapy and New Age context ... become symbols of contemporary society, communicating society’s negative desire for revengeFrom a developmental perspective, desires for revenge may have important adaptive functions in order to help the patient contain anxieties associated with developmental tasks that have not been mastered ....

So why does the mass media prefer to talk in terms of numbers of corpses, calculating them morbidly, with apparent disregard for the victimsIn different sciences the term victim has different meanings. The term is most often use in criminology, religion, psychotherapy and New Age context ...’ status? Does the number of victimsIn different sciences the term victim has different meanings. The term is most often use in criminology, religion, psychotherapy and New Age context ... reported by the media’s “truth speaking” make any real difference? Is there a sophist paradox between a number and a mass of victimsIn different sciences the term victim has different meanings. The term is most often use in criminology, religion, psychotherapy and New Age context ...? From what point do we stop talking about victimsIn different sciences the term victim has different meanings. The term is most often use in criminology, religion, psychotherapy and New Age context ... andstart talking about genocideGenocide is the deliberate and systematic destruction of an ethnic, racial, religious or national group ... and mass murder? 1)

And how are we affected by numbers of dead bodies? Why is an image of a dead body meaningful in some societies while in other societies it loses its capacity to provoke anger or compassion, but rather serves to produce attitudes? Is seeing a dead body actually losing its traumatic capacity or has our culture arrived at the point of chronic denialAvoiding the awareness of some painful aspect of reality by negating sensory data ...? Are we already suffering from Post Traumatic Stress DisorderPost-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the anxiety disorders that occur after a person sees, is involved in, or hears of an extreme traumatic stressor ... – or PTSDPost-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the anxiety disorders that occur after a person sees, is involved in, or hears of an extreme traumatic stressor ...?

VictimsIn different sciences the term victim has different meanings. The term is most often use in criminology, religion, psychotherapy and New Age context ...’ Symptom (PTSDPost-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the anxiety disorders that occur after a person sees, is involved in, or hears of an extreme traumatic stressor ... and Culture) – curated by Ana Peraica – attempts to move forward the notion of PTSDPost-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the anxiety disorders that occur after a person sees, is involved in, or hears of an extreme traumatic stressor ... from psycho-traumatic diagnosis to a symptomatic term in media studies. The project will analyse the meaning of a victimIn different sciences the term victim has different meanings. The term is most often use in criminology, religion, psychotherapy and New Age context ... who has survived a traumatic eventPsychological trauma can happen soon after witnessing or being the victim of a traumatic event ..., becoming both a witnessA witness is someone who has firsthand knowledge about a crime or dramatic event through their senses (e.g. seeing, hearing, smelling, touching) and can help certify important considerations to the crime or event ... and a suffering subject. PTSDPost-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the anxiety disorders that occur after a person sees, is involved in, or hears of an extreme traumatic stressor ... is institutionalised at an economic, social and political level, contrary to the merely enumerated victimsIn different sciences the term victim has different meanings. The term is most often use in criminology, religion, psychotherapy and New Age context ... who have only a legal and a cultural role. PTSDPost-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the anxiety disorders that occur after a person sees, is involved in, or hears of an extreme traumatic stressor ... is usually diagnosed in individuals (rather than groups) surviving an event that ranges outside our normal experience. We will explore whether mediated culture can traumatise. If not – has the world become immune to traumaPsychological trauma can happen soon after witnessing or being the victim of a traumatic event ...…?

These questions are analysed in this online collaborative project on LabforCulture.org, produced in several phases/layers; including research, documentation, interviews, an online debate featuring commissioned theoretical texts (using the curatorial statement below as a starting point), and also a series of commissioned artworks.

Between the “confession of a victimIn different sciences the term victim has different meanings. The term is most often use in criminology, religion, psychotherapy and New Age context ...” appearing in blogs and the “role of the victimIn different sciences the term victim has different meanings. The term is most often use in criminology, religion, psychotherapy and New Age context ...” appearing in a mass media that treats people not as individuals but as illustrations for mass daily war reporting, totally disinterested in their individuality, the project is a shift (in the curatorial sense), tunneling through different information.

The project connects artists and theorists in online discussions on various platforms, as well as anyone else interested in debating concepts of the victimIn different sciences the term victim has different meanings. The term is most often use in criminology, religion, psychotherapy and New Age context ..., victimisation 2) and the institutionalisation of victimsIn different sciences the term victim has different meanings. The term is most often use in criminology, religion, psychotherapy and New Age context .... Its goal is therefore to de-construct and de-activate the emancipated “third agent” construction of victimsIn different sciences the term victim has different meanings. The term is most often use in criminology, religion, psychotherapy and New Age context ... by the media, which acts as an intermediary between the different sides of war.

VictimsIn different sciences the term victim has different meanings. The term is most often use in criminology, religion, psychotherapy and New Age context ...’ Symptom was commissioned in the summer of 2007 to mark LabforCulture’s first anniversary. It is an online experiment that set out to bring critical thinkers, artists and a wider public together and to encourage reflection, open dialogue and debate on a compelling global issue. The convergence of ideas, artistic perspectives and technologies is a key element of the work of LabforCulture in stimulating cultural collaboration and facilitating intercultural dialogue across Europe.

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