wundernet (2001)

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The Wunderkammer or curiosity cabinets is used as a metaphor for the juxtaposition of interesting objects and texts in this complex exploration of the baroque.

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wundernet invokes the Wunderkammer or curiosity cabinets of the seventeenth century as closets, harbouring the strange objects that inhabit online spaces. Suggesting that the function of information search and retrieval oscillates between pattern and randomness, wonder and fatigue, this site positions digital objects and preoccupations in a relation to baroque space. Much maligned for its tendencies towards excess, the baroque network of knowledge, materiality, memory and passion, might just provide a different genealogy for the contemporary paradox of digital affects seeping through online art*E

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