DER OZEAN AUF DEM TISCH 2022
1-channel HD video, color, sound, 7:35 min.
Video on TV screen 42 inches
In 1854, the article "The Ocean on the Table" by an anonymous author appeared in the then very popular family magazine "Die Gartenlaube". The article described glass vessels filled with water in which fish, invertebrates and molluscs lived, called aquariums - a term coined by the English naturalist Philip Henry Gosse in a publication from 1853. The article aroused great interest among the middle classes and the aquarium became increasingly fashionable as a decorative object for the wealthy bourgeoisie, who wanted to surround themselves not only with tasteful but also scientific luxury.
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