Tableau! von Christine Swoboda Klasse Hesse

Tableau!

by Christine Swoboda @ 2002  

A collection of the results of inattentiveness proves that useful, great, often even Nobel-prize-warded discoveries were the outcome of commonplace neglect followed by an eagerness on the part of researchers who were curious enough to explore the blunder. The interaction between mishaps and the quest for knowledge is shown in tableaus in the size of Din A 10 and extended by perceptions that are not shown in textbooks: the tableaus inform the viewer about x-rays, artificial sweeteners, the synthetic production of indigo blue and the history of humanity – but also reveal how much sugar we eat every year and why in terms of evolution we still are on probation. The discovery of LSD in corn fields posits the question: how much insanity is hidden in a field of rye? To find the answers, Sowoda sorted through the data, turned it into graphics, printed it on textiles and turned the result into blinds. “Tableau!“ is now taught in a classroom with reading cards and 12 blinds to explain complex issues, but also depicts the source of all these knowledge. In the olden days „Tableau!“ was a cry of surprise and meant as much as: “What a mess!“  

 

Tableau! von Christine Swoboda Klasse Hesse
Tableau! von Christine Swoboda Klasse Hesse
Tableau! von Christine Swoboda Klasse Hesse
Tableau! von Christine Swoboda Klasse Hesse
Tableau! von Christine Swoboda Klasse Hesse
Tableau! von Christine Swoboda Klasse Hesse