In her installation Paula Doepfner deals with the amygdala. As part of the limbic system of the brain the amygdala plays a primary role in the emotional evaluation of experiences and the development of anxiety as well as aggression. Furthermore the amygdala is essential for the perception of any kind of emotion.
The centre of the installation is a large-sized cube of ice hanging upright from the ceiling. A piece of paper filled with superimposed handwritten, neuroscientific notes about the amygdala is embedded within. The azure writing transforms into a drawing that speads thoughout the paper like threads stratifying upon each other. The melting water of the ice drips into a rectangular metal basin which turns through the process of oxidation into red orange colour.