Scalalogia and The Wheel of Life
Drawing on the tradition of the stairway as an element of prestige and distinction in architecture, Jasmin Werner’s modular systems of aluminium and threaded rods symbolise wobbly career ladders, individual life plans, and social status. Jasmin Werner’s research into the symbolism and cultural history of the stairway led her to the field of scalalogy and its founder Professor Dr.-Ing. Friedrich Mielke. The Friedrich-Mielke-Institut für Scalalogie at the Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg is devoted to research and teaching in all areas that are technologically, artistically, literarily, philosophically, historically, or otherwise intellectually concerned with the stairs of our world.
Drawing on the format of the book series Scalalogia – Schriften zur internationalen Treppenforschung [“Scalalogia – Writings on International Stairway Research”], which was published in 20 volumes in total by Friedrich Mielke, the exhibition catalog includes installation views, photographs of single works, and texts that deal with aspects regarding the history of art and architecture in Jasmin Werner’s practice as well as images and descriptions of the architectural models on view. [Kunstverein Braunschweig's note]