Tobias KühnCo-Authors Mentors
Art and Design
Fine Art (Diploma)
Summer semester 2019Exhibition Location / Event Location
- Goetheplatz 11 - mon ami
(Arkaden zwischen mon ami und Kasseturm)
Project description online
The Ouroboros or uroborus (/ˌ(j)ʊərəˈbɒrəs, uːˈrɒbərɒs/) is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon, eating its own tail. Originating in ancient Egyptian iconography, the ouroboros entered western tradition via Greek magical tradition and was adopted as a symbol in Gnosticism and Hermeticism and most notably in alchemy. The term derives from Ancient Greek: οὐροβόρος, from οὐρά (oura), "tail" + βορά (bora), "food", from βιβρώσκω (bibrōskō), "I eat".
The installation is located in the city center of Weimar under the arcades between Mon Ami and Kasseturm. A body, drowning, reaches for the rescuing chain from above which is wrapped around its own leg.
For some time now I have worked with the division or separation of objects and their re-/ deplacement in order to create paradoxical stories or situations. Ouroboros increases by the hopeful gesture the absurdity but also the tragedy of the situation.
Material: wood & steel