Wunderkammer submissions


Each page comprises one student's submission, and includes:
Object 1 first (image, ratings, text)
Object 2 (image, ratings, text)
Explanation of how those two objects relate.


Erika Egger

resolvable: 3
gigantic: 6
complex: 8
feminine: 5
young: 3
sticky: 4
public: 2
proprietary: 3

Passion Pain and Blood In this picture you can see the famous princess Gloria. In her hand she still holds the bloody knife. The blood has just been spilled all over her dress and all over the walls. And she is still thinking “…he deserved that….”. The story is as follows: About seven months ago she met this beautiful guy. He was adventurous and good-looking. He had wonderful long hair and an amazing beard. Gloria fell in love immediately. Everything was totally perfect for a certain period of time… The creator of this picture was actually Gloria’s husband who painted this picture just before his head was cut off his shoulders. He tried to express his mind and to liberate his soul. He was sure about the everlasting life of his soul and the everlasting life of his mind and love; this he wanted to document at the same time of his leaving. He left Gloria and at the same time he felt even closer to her. So he felt totally complete. She ended up very confused because she did not know where he went and the only thing left was his head and the wonderful beard and his hair. The rest of the body disappeared. She wanted to follow him but she could not find a way to do that. She had to stay within her mind; she could not find a way to liberate it. Her husband kept traveling. He did not have any obligations. His mind was completely free and his clumsy body just disappeared. He felt free. Free like he had never felt before. Gloria was still confused. She still could not understand why she just did what she did. And she was also supposed to be part of the picture and the story which she is writing now.


Erika Egger

resolvable: 4
gigantic: 6
complex: 8
feminine: 2
young: 3
sticky: 4
public: 3
proprietary: 5

Admiring the world In this picture you can see Hans Herbert. There is not a lot to tell about Hans Herbert. He likes sitting in his armchair and reading books. But sometimes he watches himself out of context. And then he asks himself questions like where we come from and where we are going. And are these things measurable? Or can we feel these things like intuition? How do we see our environment and how does our surrounding see us? Can we build a bridge between our physical and mental appearances? Can our body link us with our environment or do we use our body just like a skill we got from a higher being? Looking into your own eyes -- can we see the soul behind that or is it just Physics? Hans Herbert, the creator of the painting was admiring the world through his own eyes. With his eyes he tries to see his own soul. Is that never ending? Actually he was just sitting in his living room staring at the mirror. He loved reading and sitting in his armchair. But then all of a sudden he found out that his eyes are round like the ball he is staring at, and the world he lives in. So he started to realize that all things he sees are distorted. Distorted according to the form of his Physics. Other people see similar things in a completely different way, just because their eyes are distorted in a different way. Hans Herbert finally found out that everybody except him saw his hand and his picture like an object. And he was the object and the person at the same time. So maybe he is still sitting there admiring the world through his own eyes.


Erika Egger

The husband’s head and the admiring world The cutoff head of the husband is more like a symbol for the mental world his wife lives in. She cut off his head to liberate his soul. The blood, which is flowing out of his head, should describe the misunderstandings of human beings. It can be more like a link between the thoughts of his wife and the surroundings in which they live and his soul, which he wanted to liberate. The mirrored ball of Hans Herbert should be a symbol for the world and the thoughts Hans Herbert has. It is supposed to be the same symbol, which was used before to describe the idea behind the head of the husband. Also Hans Herbert wanted to express his thoughts through the mirrored ball.