Andreas Siekmann

Andreas Siekmann
Theatrum Mundi | Think Tanks
KUB Billboards, Bregenz
21 | 01 – 14 | 04 | 2013

Up to the end of the 19th century in Saxony and Thuringia and other places a tradition of folk art practiced by disabled or discharged miners existed. These people constructed mechanical figures—referred to as »theatrum mundi«—that were exhibited at annual fairs. They became the stage for plays depicting natural catastrophes, battles, major world events, and for making up for lost jobs.