The exulansis project explores feelings that people often experience but seldom have the words for. A collection of 23 words was compiled by John Koenig to form the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. He published them on a website and these words grew in popularity. They were a gap in our English language, most of them derived from other languages. The title Exulansis is defined as the feeling when one has a tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because someone is unable to relate to it. This itself is perhaps the most relatable experience. Sometimes humans experience far more emotions than we have the words for and art is sometimes the closest thing to expression.
- the realisation that each passer-by has a life as vivid and complex as your own
- a state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence
These dates are records of terrorist attacks around the world within a certain time frame. To see more of this project see The Kuebiko Project.
- the desire to care less
- the subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place
- the awareness of the smallness of your perspective