claustrophobic


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claus·tro·pho·bic

(klaws'trō-fō'bik),
Relating to or suffering from claustrophobia.

claustrophobic

(klô′strə-fō′bĭk)
adj.
1.
a. Relating to or suffering from claustrophobia.
b. Uncomfortably closed or hemmed in.
2. Tending to induce claustrophobia; uncomfortably confined or crowded: a claustrophobic little room.

claus′tro·pho′bi·cal·ly adv.

claus·tro·pho·bic

(klaw'strŏ-fō'bik)
Relating to or suffering from claustrophobia.
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She reassured claustrophobics and said there was low-rise accommodation available for vertigo sufferers.
In Shelley's own The Cube, 2001, visitors crawled through a claustrophobic maze constructed inside the gallery as tiny cameras in the walls took their portraits, creating an experience similar to Buchel's or Schneider's in that the viewer became both physically and psychologically implicated in the work.
From the claustrophobic cone of Hell, Dante and Virgil move up through the terraces of Purgatory, where the torments are equally graphic and inventive -- the envious have their eyes sewn shut, the proud are weighed down with huge boulders -- but here at least there is the prospect of redemption.
Even though he'd never worked in an ape suit before - they're hot, claustrophobic and there's no trap door for going to the bathroom - he soon found himself playing five of the six apes as other actors, overwhelmed by the physical demands of the role, quit.
The patient-friendly MRI scanner provides dynamic image quality to ensure accurate diagnosis for physicians and alleviates patients' claustrophobic reactions from the conventional tubular MRI scanners.
A centrally located but otherwise thankless storefront gallery, Espace Ecureuil, for instance, became the ideal setting for disparate works evoking war: On the street level, Paul Seawright's large-format photos of barren postwar Afghan landscapes (Hidden, 2002) had maximum visibility for passersby, while the low-ceilinged, claustrophobic basement was fully exploited for Omer Fast's video installation A Tank Translated, 2002, with its true-false interviews of young Israeli soldiers who had served together cooped up in a tank, and Florence Lazar's equally claustrophobic videos of the ex-Yugoslavia, Femmes en noir (Women in Black), 2002.
Often love -- the politicization of love -- is so claustrophobic for people on any side of the equation.
The pale blue-green light that seems to seep through from some unspecifiable distance helps convey the sense of a muffled yet not quite extinguished consciousness-a druggy state that is claustrophobic, uncanny, even frightening, yet seductive.
My favorite, perhaps, is another Hartford, 1980: A man wearing only shorts sands a ceiling of claustrophobic lowness, his gesture reflected in a dust-covered polygonal mirror set on a radiator behind him.
Comprising seven galleries on two floors, a small bookstore and design shop, and the aforementioned cafe, the Neue Galerie, with its apt proportions and self-sufficient scale, paradoxically avoids claustrophobic preciousness.
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When I recently paid a visit to Gregor Schneider's Dead House ur in the small German town of Rheydt, an hour away from Cologne, that distant sensation--part curiosity, part fear of being trapped in a claustrophobic space--came back in full force.