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Wunderwall

is the collective term for large-scale photomurals created by David Wills.


Installation view, There are too many things in the cupboard.

Wunderwall is the collective term for the large-scale photomurals created by David Wills. Wunderwalls are once-off, site-specific installations usually followed by a closing performance, Five or free (described in more detail below). The first Wunderwall was The bucket was on the move in 2008 comprising of over 1,500 at the National Art School as fulfilment of an artist in residency. The second, There are too many things in the cupboard, was twice the size with over 3,000 images measuring 26.5 metres wide.

Aligned from the floor up, the images form a graph-like cityscape that tracks the traces of human interaction in our urban and rural environments. Built from scratch, the images are graphed according to data tallying the cost of consumer goods in mass-market magazines—the underlying graph charts the cost of keeping up-to-date with the latest objects and fashions according to the glossies. The photo-installation brings into focus the residue of consumption, personal and collective memory, and homogenisation.

Wunderwall exhibitions
The bucket was on the move, 2008
National Art School Gallery, Sydney

There are too many things in the cupboard, 2009
ANU School of Art Gallery, Canberra

Private commission, 2010
Sydney

DAVID WILLS 2010