Reflecting on the texts of The Fear of Emotio_Reading Group during the residency of DisOrder @ RaumØStation Yael Wicki and islinki conceived Emotionallytoys – poetic toys to affect the perception of emotion – for their upcoming exhibition Venusia in Bologna curated by Mohamed Almusibli.
Infants display emotions although they do not have the biography nor language skills to experience feelings, to feel. The emotions of the infant are direct expressions of affect.
The transition from childhood to adulthood is one in which we partially learn how to bring the display of emotion under conscious control.
Definition by Eric Shouse, Volume 8 Issue 6 Dec. 2005