The basis of the configuration is the sketch of the “Philosophical Sphere” by Böhme himself, which has been rendered on the floor of the former sacral chamber. The exhibition architecture follows the lines of the sketch and transforms the drawing into a three dimensional accessible building of thought. Nine theme areas compose the structure of the room, while rounded walls across from the niches act as an echo. At the same time, open vistas and passages create spatial and contextual references between the stagings and allow for an individualized tour, in order to allow complete immersion in Böhme's cosmos. In the otherwise very muted color scheme, gold is deliberately used to accentuate quotes. In the center is the word, where the visitors can take a seat in the “heart” of the display and listen to the words of Böhme.
The temporary exhibition will be modified and will stop over in Amsterdam, Coventry, and Wroclaw. Afterwards it will be on permanent display in Görlitz.
© SKD, Photo: Oliver Killig