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Dr. Caligari's Town

Jay Rogers

2011    Size   H: 14 in  W: 22 in  D: 21 in    Weight: 20 lb

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The 1919 German Expressionist horror film, “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” is famous for many reasons, not the least of which its extraordinary sets, where everything is at an angle and off-kilter, expressing the narrator’s deranged state of mind. This sculpture box attempts to capture the same eerie feeling of the film. It is in the form of the small medieval hill town of Holstenwall where the story takes place, and it references the sets of various scenes in the movie. Roofs lift off, drawers pull out, and floors lift up to reveal six hidden compartments. And there is also the Cabinet itself, in two different locations. The woods are unfinished wenge and curly ash. You can watch a video showing the piece and how everything opens by visiting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKUiryYnDxM

This image is another view of the town, showing the windows looking into the heroine's bedroom, the inside of Dr. Caligari's caravan with his cabinet, the stairs up to the narrator's garret room, and the back entrance to the town.

This image shows the back parapet of the town and the face of the piece that is the stage on which stands Dr. Caligari's cabinet.


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