Status: openEgg — (All is well in a falling world) — b022

openEgg — (All is well in a falling world) • b022

An egg as an organic vessel in which a life develops until
the animal hatches from the egg. openEgg as a 3D-
printed wire-frame vessel where contributors (artists,
organizers and public) can (click) insert unprepared food,
tissues, basic electronic parts, simple colour triangles, …,
into the appropriate still open triangle to
‘fertilize/foster/ferment’ it. The inserted triangles will
‘close’ the wire-frame egg one by one until it is a kind of
‘closed’ biotope, an organic vessel.




For the exhibition, organizers and artists will be invited to
create their openEgg triangle in the form of a
collaboration. Some triangles will already be filled in by
me as necessary supporting parts for the main system,
sensors and connections.
Participants are free how they fill in their triangles, but it
must fit in one of the free triangle spaces and have some
kind of relation to the theme, place, country being

An egg as the beginning of a form of life that partly
begins to ferment (eat) when fermenting triangles are
added by those who cooperate and/or public. An egg that
is first open (beginning) and then becomes more closed
(end) by the public, society, like a child that is born ‘open’
(free) in the beginning and is ‘sculpted’ to become less
‘open’ (free) to integrate into that society. A world-egg as
a mythological ‘sculpture’ found in the cosmogonies of
many cultures.

The world egg, cosmic egg or mundane egg is a mythological motif found in the cosmogonies of many cultures that is present in Proto-Indo-European culture and other cultures and civilizations. Typically, the world egg is a beginning of some sort, and the universe or some primordial being comes into existence by “hatching” from the egg, sometimes lain on the primordial waters of the Earth.


The egg as representation also chosen because of the tradition of egg decoration, pysanky in Slavic cultures that originated in pagan times, with pagan symbolism and many different ‘egg writing’ technics developed over the time.

Using their ‘egg writing’, they also drew ‘wireframe’-like structures on the eggs.

As long as the egg writing custom continues, the world will exist. If, for any reason, this custom is abandoned, evil—in the shape of a horrible serpent who is forever chained to a cliff—will overrun the world.


So, this work is also quite into the current times and what’s happening in a part of the Slavik cultures now.

Because every end implies a new beginning, the
openEgg lives on, like an organic vessel, and is the
‘beginning’ of the ‘open’ series, followed by the

Name: openEgg — (All is well in a falling world) b022
Created date: 2021 - 2022
Kind: interactive / collaborative sculpture
Keywords: open, world, egg, organic, vessel, fertilize, foster, ferment, interactive, collaborative, 3D, print, triangle, wire-frame, sculpture, electronics, micro-computer
Content Creator: maths, 3D print, public, data, unprepared, food, tissues, electronics, micro-computer
Used dates: coming soon
Hyperlinks: coming soon