Category Archives: Performance

Helina Koldek on the delusions of “Mademoiselle X”

Cotard delusion is a mental disorder in which the affected person is convinced that they are dead, that they do not exist or that they have no limbs or internal organs. Simply put, it can be described as a shortage between the parts of the brain that allow us to recognize faces, to distinguish ourselves from the outside world, and to create associations between emotions and familiar faces. So it may happen that while looking at the mirror, the visible face and the Self are not associated, the consciousness exists, but it has nothing to do with the person looking back from the mirror. Such a loss of the sense of Self leads to a paradoxical dangling between being dead and being immortal, mere consciousness without a body.... Read more

Culture.ee’s weekly recommendations for September 4 -10

This week we recommend a whole lot of interesting things. There is, for example a literature festival, that you can enjoy even if you do not speak Estonian, and the Tallinn Photomonth that doesn’t require for you to be from Tallinn or enjoy traditional kinds of photography.... Read more