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Permanent video-installation: “ A sense of wonder” at Doornburg Estate Maarssen,
The Netherlands. Chinese porcelain statue of a female figure is filmed looking at an insect on her hand. A snail has crawled onto her hand and is exploring its surrounding. There is a strong contrast between the living insect and the static sculpture. Although the theme of wonder can be recognized in both the sculpture as in the exploring snail, the image also evokes alienation. The female sculpture and the snail, seem to form their own small universe that must be explored and discovered. The female figure is dressed in an early Qing (1644) costume. However, the statue is from the late 20th century and glorifies both the past and the bond that man and nature can have.



a sense of wonder Doornburg

 

a sense of wonder Doornburg

a sense of wonder

a sense of wonder