The Cabinet of Dr. <em>Kōmō</em>

The Cabinet of Dr. Kōmō 2016

The Cabinet of Dr. Kōmō

For KENPOKU ART 2016, Sandrine Llouquet will build an installation that reflects her imaginary story of a Dutch doctor who lived in the Hozumike Residence. She extended her research into regional aspects of Kenpoku as well as cultural aspects of the Edo period, including yokai (monsters), misemono-goya (popular fair exhibitions) and rangaku (Dutch learning). Based on the discoveries, Llouquet recreates a room of objects that the Dutch doctor would have collected. The collection refers to cabinet of curiosities, a popular practice among aristocrats and scholars in the West from the 15th to 18th century. Interested in the transformation of objects through rituals, the artist examines the archetypal iconography commonly seen in oral traditions and mythologies around the world. The installation embodies the idea of curiosity that travels in time and space.

Art Information

Number

B-01

Title

The Cabinet of Dr. Kōmō

Artist

Sandrine LLOUQUET

©Yan Lerval 2015

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