Sunday, November 23, 2008
Surrealism can be credited with having pointed the way to a current revival of interest in wunderkammer...the return of curiosity as the repressed in science. It was suggested that the repeated return to curiosity in the twentieth century might constitute a kind of counterbalance to its positivist and technocratic tendencies. Walter Benjamin stated that the surrealists were the first to discover a revolutionary potential in the obsolete and the outmoded, in the material by-products and refuse of modernity.
Featured in Elle Italia, November 2008, photographed by Ruven Afanador.
Thanks for the link Pam! Phantasamaphile.