Wonderkamer

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March 2004
An installation with all the images of the world in a room, sorted by color.

Concept
Visitors of the Wonderkamer (Miracle Room) enter an image-flow: a collection of thousands of images taken from their original context on the internet and arranged in a coloring scale from black to white.

Caption
"It is a miracle that we can recognise, understand and explain all these images. And it is an amazing thought that this collection is only a fraction of the immense quantity of images we know. The miracle is not the room itself, but human visual capacity. The real Wonderkamer is in our head".

Manual
Tiles on the floor depict letters of the alphabet, derived from worldfamous logos. Try and find their origin in the walls of the Wonderkamer.

Specifications
Room: 2.40 m x 2.20 m x 2.20 m

Location
Museum of Communication in The Hague, The Netherlands, March 2004 – August 2005

Commissioned by
Koert van Mensvoort, guest curator for the Museum of Communication in The Hague in coöperation with Studio Vollaers Zwart

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