Tobias Weilandt, M.A., Fruit, minced meat, dead insects. A look through Dieter Roth’s mouldy window.



Using the object Schimmelfenster (1969), philosopher Tobias Weilandt takes a look at the philosophical reading of art-related disgust. In his lecture, Weilandt examines the object-immanent, active processes of decay and their effect on the recipients. In doing so, he negotiates the question of an actual feeling of disgust and its discrepancies with regard to everyday disgust. This topic is also a component of Weilandt’s research, for example in the article:

Tobias Weilandt, Das Gegenteil von Appetit – Ekel als ästhetische Erfahrung, in: Isabella Augart u. Ina Jessen (eds.), Metabolismen. Nahrungsmittel als Kunstmaterial, Hamburg 2019, pp. 161-172.


Dieter Roth, Schimmelfenster, 1969, 54 x 49,5 cm, Obst und Lebensmittel in beidseitig verglastem Holzrahmen mit Metallgriff
© Dieter Roth Foundation Hamburg / Courtesy, Hauser & Wirth.