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The Hermetic Bell. Space for a Non-Transferable Anthropology. Francesc Torres

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Antònia Maria Perelló, curator of the exhibition and the artist Francesc Torres, talk about The Hermetic Bell. Space for a Non-Transferable Anthropology.

The Wunderkammer or cabinets of curiosities were a phenomenon that emerged in the sixteenth century as collections of antiquities and artistic objects, but also exceptional objects such as fossils, coral, exotic oddities, weapons, armillary spheres, etc. These were artefacts that reflected the economic clout and academic knowledge of their owners. In time, they became ‘time capsules’ of the moment at which they had been created. The principle of more or less systematic accumulation of that period brings us to Torres’ The Hermetic Bell: a sui generis Wunderkammer that is also an accumulation of layers of sediment, an archaeological site, a warehouse, an archive, a brain...

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