The film corresponds to the work A Kind of Cabinet (C7114) and shows the train travel from Karlsruhe to the city of Freudenstadt in the Black Forest, Germany. It is the starting point and an important research material for the work itself which is presented as a contemporary version of the former cabinets of wonder. Stills from the film are presented as photographs within the work.
A Kind of Cabinet (C7114) is inspired by the city of Karlsruhe in Germany and the surrounding area towards the Black Forest together with its strong monumentality.
On the inside of the lacquered metal closet, various objects taken from the context of the Black Forest are deposited: natural raw materials such as the massive pedestal made from fir wood, onto which a bark surface is nailed, symbolize the forest's authentic architecture of naturally grown grids. This is continued by the maps that show the relationship between urban and agrarian areas and which refer to the connection of different places and urban layout structures. The postcards show individual stills of a covered distance and at the same time offer hints to town-specific situations. The pigeon functions as a placeholder for any creature and acts as an agent between the cabinet's content, the viewer and the imaginary space around it.
The edition C7114 is the first of a series of cabinets, that encourage one to deal with the closet's immanent identity, to become aware of regional characteristics and also scrutinize one's own identity.