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This is a cabinet of curiosity. They used to be found in the houses of well to do people around the 17century and where filled with objects whose categorical boundaries were yet to be defined. Through the enlightenment all of these objects would gradually be placed within categories such as art, natural history, archeology etc but at the time they where simply wonders of the world all muddled together.  What I’m trying to do with building blocks is return to this muddled way of viewing the world very similar to how a child might see the world before everything is separated into different categories. enabling us to see relationships between things which might normally be placed in entirely different categories.

This is a cabinet of curiosity. They used to be found in the houses of well to do people around the 17century and where filled with objects whose categorical boundaries were yet to be defined. Through the enlightenment all of these objects would gradually be placed within categories such as art, natural history, archeology etc but at the time they where simply wonders of the world all muddled together.  What I’m trying to do with building blocks is return to this muddled way of viewing the world very similar to how a child might see the world before everything is separated into different categories. enabling us to see relationships between things which might normally be placed in entirely different categories.


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