Jacob von Gunten

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Jakob von Gunten, closed 1996
This piece is inspired by the book Jakob von Gunten written by the Swiss writer Robert Walser. It describes a person who not trusting his own instincts and thus surrenders all control over his life to an institution that teaches it’s students to remain small individuals. Jakob von Gunten was one of Franz Kafka’s favorite books. It certainly is mine too!
Materials: Steel, latex glass, 6 x 7 x 4″

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Jakob von Gunten, closed 1996

This piece is inspired by the book Jakob von Gunten written by the Swiss writer Robert Walser. It describes a person who not trusting his own instincts and thus surrenders all control over his life to an institution that teaches it’s students to remain small individuals. Jakob von Gunten was one of Franz Kafka’s favorite books. It certainly is mine too!
Materials: Steel, latex glass, 6 x 7 x 4″

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Jakob von Gunten, close up, open 1996

This piece is inspired by the book Jakob von Gunten written by the Swiss writer Robert Walser. It describes a person who not trusting his own instincts and thus surrenders all control over his life to an institution that teaches it’s students to remain small individuals. Jakob von Gunten was one of Franz Kafka’s favorite books. It certainly is mine too!
Materials: Steel, latex glass, 6 x 7 x 4″

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Jakob von Gunten, close-up, open 1996

This piece is inspired by the book Jakob von Gunten written by the Swiss writer Robert Walser. It describes a person who not trusting his own instincts and thus surrenders all control over his life to an institution that teaches it’s students to remain small individuals. Jakob von Gunten was one of Franz Kafka’s favorite books. It certainly is mine too!
Materials: Steel, latex glass, 6 x 7 x 4″

Jakob von Gunten film clip.
Film excerpt from the short documentary Eternal Moment by Simone Stammbach. 1998. The piece Jakob von Gunten is inspired by the book by the Swiss writer Robert Walser. It describes a person who not trusting his own instincts surrenders all control over his life to an institution that teaches it’s students to remain small individuals. Jakob von Gunten was one of Franz Kafka’s favorite books. It certainly is mine too!