‘Wunderkammer', this German word pops up often the last time. The wordintrigues. In this blog I like to give a kick off for the for a close look at the theme ‘Wunderkammer'.A Wunderkammer is also known as, wonder-room, or a Cabinet of Wonder. In any case it is a kind of repository for all sorts of wonderful and exotic objects.The word conjures surprise, disgust, but also curiosity.
Wikipedia defines the term as follows: “an encyclopedic collection of Renaissance Europe of types of objects whosecategorical boundaries have yet to be defined”.Wikipedia also uses terms as a “microcosmos” or “theater of the world ‘ and a ‘memory theater ‘. Enough to let your imagination run wild.
I give a closer look to two contemporary ‘wunderkammers ” :
With his project ‘re: Machine', Design Academy student Hsiang-ChingChuang shows his interpretation of a Wunderkammer.
|re:Machine, Chuang Hsiang-Ching|
Room full of dandelions
Regine Ramseier does something else. She uses her Wunderkammer to hang in no less than 2000 dandelions. They gave it the appropriate title ‘WindSilence'.
Just imagine how much effort it will take to hang the flowers in that room.Beauty of vulnerability are applicable words for this. You hold your breath automatically to prevent the flowers to fly away.
On the site of Regine is a pdf containing photographs of the wooden scaffolding which she has carried her artwork with. That in itself is already art.
|Regine Ramseier, Wunderkammer|
The inspiring effect of a Wunderkammer infected the Artbubbles trend platform. We are going to make a virtual Wunderkammer with the theme”value” together with you.
So join us!