My wwwunderkammer project is inspired by the sixteenth century Wunderkammer, also called "Cabinets of Curiosity” as well as the contemporary social media practice of creating archives and collections on sites like Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr. Through this project I am considering the uncanny complications of grounded reality and virtual reality, while building virtual worlds, founded upon de-colonizing, post-human, and feminist archives.
The traditional Wunderkammer, as precursors to museums, most often took up entire rooms, that were filled with art, antiques, natural specimens, scientific instruments collected from the far reaches of the globe, and often combining fact with fantasy. In my "www + wunderkammer", I have collected and created remixes of physical objects and 3D virtual objects from across the global internet representing the following topics: endangered species, emerging species, and climate change; politics, networks, and digital semiotics; decolonization and global pluralism; humor as salve and feminist salvation; obsolete and emerging technologies; and sex and comfort in tech.
DesarrolladoresCarla Gannis Studio