ANSCHAUUNG

2016

Anschauung takes as a starting point a series of experimental education programmes developed during the second half of the 19th and early 20th century, which were influenced by the theories of Friedrich Froebel, creator of the Kindergarten in 1840. This project focuses on support materials developed for “learning through experimenting with objects”. For each of these programmes different materials were designed based on geometry, volume and color, in order to foster abstract understanding through playing, without any usage of grammatical or numerical symbols, for the first time in recent history.
These new methodologies influenced the emergence of modernism in art and architecture. Many of their artists were educated following Froebel’s programme and there is a direct relationship between the fundamental concepts of his educational project and the ideas behind modernism.




“Anschauung”

Installation view. “No sabemos volver solos” MATADERO, Madrid - ES. 2016





“Anschauung”

lacquered wood.
variable dimensions.
2016
1,5m black cube divided into prisms and deployed in space. Each cut on the original cube shows a new color on the resulting plane that forms part of the new prism. This piece is based on the logic of “Gifts 3-6” designed by Friedrich Froebel and on the “Binomial Cube” designed by Maria Montessori.




“Anschauung”

Installation view. “No sabemos volver solos” MATADERO, Madrid - ES. 2016





-“Sentence 1”

Print on fabric and wood sticks. 100 x 200 cm. 2016
Wassily Kandinsky’s quote analyzed according to Montessori’s Solid Grammar Symbols.


-"Sentence 2"

Print on fabric and wood sticks. 186 x 120 cm. 2016
Paul Klee’s quote translated to the “Silent Way” method sound chart.


-“ABC der Anschauung”

Print on fabric and wood sticks. 186 x 150 cm. 2016
Drawing exercise formulated by Pestalozzi and Bus in the book "ABC der Anschauung"





“Anschauung”

Installation view. “No sabemos volver solos” MATADERO, Madrid - ES. 2016




“Untitled (pi)”

cuisenaire rods, metal.
31 x 31 x 120 cm.
2016
The decimal sequence of pi represented by cuisenaire rods and arranged around a circumference.




“Untitled (cubes)”

painted wood and pedestals.
variable dimensions.
2017
By displaying different versions of the cube on different pedestals, each of them with some additional pieces removed, the internal structure of the Anschauung cube is revealed.




“Anschauung (model)”

painted wood and table
80x100x90 cm.
2017