At the beginning of the 20th century Professor Jakob Pilzbarth is said to have been the head of a spa clinic where he developed highly peculiar activities. His epocale idea was for medicine to do away with makeshift solutions as they merely patch-up the human body. The human body no longer fulfils modern demands. To obtain true fulfilment, the human condition must be overcome to reach the next stage of the evolutionary ladder. According to Pilzbarth's idea, to achieve this next stage, man must regress through all stages of phylogenesis apes, birds, fish back to the snail and forward again in order to leap beyond the homosapien stage.
This exhibition presents the steps he took in order to realise his ideas. The tragic entanglements which developed and thwarted the realisation of this ingenious research project are also shown. Mankind's unique chance was therefore missed. Pilzbarth's perculiar work in his spa clinic in Baden is presented in lifelike scenes which involve the visitor. Documents illustrate his dramatic career path, his rise to success, being honoured for his work and his fall in the bitter end.
These are representative of some of his 'experiments'. The museum tour included drinks. No wonder.
Did anyone else hear MUAHAHAHA?! Just me? Okay I will just be WTFing in the corner by myself over here.
A Bizarre Doctor from Switzerland`s experiments. He believed the human body was meant to regress through animal stages.