World Riddle (2015-)


(150 cm x 150 cm)

World Riddle is an attempt to boil down the collected works of Ernst Haeckel to a single set of pieces while following a path of association later on in history to see where inspiration from his work has taken form…


Filmmaker Gaspaur Noe gives his team of animators the book Kunstformen der Natur[1] as reference while creating transcendent scenes for the film Enter the void[2]. Gaspar Noe himself started creating film in the first place by being exposed to 2001: A Space Oddessey at a very early age[3]. Ernst Haeckel had close relations to Nietzsche who coined the term world riddle in the book Also sprach Zarathustra[4] that later on became the title for Haeckels book The World-riddles[5]. In turn Nietzsches book Also Sprach Zarathusta inspired compositions such as Also sprach Zarathustra by Richard Straus[6] wich later on became famous through 2001: A Space Oddessey[7].

[1] Kunstformen der Natur , Ernst Haeckel (1904) [2] [3] [4] Also sprach Zarathustra, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Friedrich Nietzsche (1885) [5] Die Welträthsel, The Riddles of the Universe Ernst Haeckel (1899) [6] [7]

(120 cm x 120 cm)

(2:21 min)