This website is documenting & analyzing my research in the field of contemporary visual arts. Kristofer Paetau
picturepeople #30 : EXERCISE ROOMS
exercise (vt): "to cause anxiety, alarm, or indignation"
- from Latin ex-ercere
- lit. "remove restraint"
- from ex- "off" + arcere "keep away, prevent, enclose"
- original sense may have been leading s.th. or s.o. from an enclosed space into
the open to physical activity, e.g. driving farm animals to the field to plow
- compare also exercitium, "spiritual meditation"