Wunderkammer I

Wunderkammer I

, Laura Kuch, 2010, installation view

For my research project I decided to enliven the German Early Romantics’ enduring search for the Wunderbare and ineffable – symbolized by the Blue Flower – through my own practice.

For my research project I decided to enliven the German Early Romantics’ enduring search for the Wunderbare and ineffable – symbolized by the Blue Flower – through my own practice.

For this I’m resuming Novalis’ literary concept of romanticising and probe it as a fine art methodology by pointing out the poetic potential of ordinary and familiar objects, materials and notions.

These romanticised things constitute my growing Wunderkammer collection presented in a series of installations raising questions of what wonder and the Wunderbare can be today, after ‘the disenchantment of the world’ (Bloch).

Currently I am using my artworks as romantic fragments investigating possibilities of arranging them in a white cube – a quasi 3 dimensional empty page – as a form writing an ideal romantic novel, structured in the shape of an ‘arabesque’ (Schlegel).