Station 1: Slotmachine

Root Event

Activities presented by Werkleitz for Bauhaus100 Atlas – Im Spiralnebel der Moderne
Station 1: Slotmachine
DE 2019
Slotmachine, Installationsansicht, Atlas – Im Spiralnebel der Moderne
© Foto Matthias Knoch
Slotmachine, Installationsansicht, Atlas – Im Spiralnebel der Moderne
© Foto Matthias Knoch

Try your luck! History is in the making, categories are being coined. On entering this walk-through atlas of the modern age, visitors are invited to try their luck with a virtual slot machine. Each button you press offers a fresh chance to win. Images and Bilderfahrzeuge rotate – models and ruins, coins, t-shirts and stamps. Get three in a row and you are rewarded by a fanfare. The installation playfully applies the principle of Aby Warburg’s Mnemosyne Atlas and those who participate will get to experience the marvels of the encyclopedia and cross-referencing: everything is interconnected – though the claims to comprehensiveness and universality once touted by the collections, libraries and encyclopedia of Classicism now fall victim to the whims and contingency of the modern age. And yet we can promise you this: in the end everything will make sense and be in its rightful place.