Wunderkammern were popularised in Renaissance Europe as repositories for a plethora of fantastical, strange and exotic objects. Combining specimens, artworks, historical relics garnered from the natural, manmade, and artificial worlds they merged science, art and myth. Some notable examples formed collections that were precursors to museums.
This ongoing project invites contemporary artists to re-interprete the traditional Wunderkammern. Click here to submit proposals for the Wunderkammer Project.
Untitled 1 and Untitled 2
Sound activated EL wires, plastic tubing and bleached flour
The first works to be installed in the Wunderkammer Project (Untitled 1 and Untitled 2) draws inspiration from the specimen jars which housed the weird and wonderful pseudoscientific objects gathered from around globe.
The work uses sound activated lights which respond to the city and it's inhabitants. Part organic and part machine the installations quietly listen to the world and feedback what they hear.