Ulrike Buck



When my diploma show was to be staged at Gustav Siegle Haus in Stuttgart I discovered that it was founded by Siegle´s son-in-law, the reknown Parapsychologist Albert von Schrenck Notzing in 1918. Siegle´s daughter had been the richest girl in the country at the time.
Notzing studied Hypnosis side by side with Sigmund Freud in Nancy/France. He became the first Psychoanalyst in southern Germany. Thomas Mann for example was one of his patients, seeking cure from his bisexuality. Later he dedicated all his research and publication work to Parapsychology which he considered a science of the future. His books about telekinesis, teleplastie, hypnosis, mediums etc. became famous all over europe, specially for his photographic experiments with the phenomena of ectoplasma materialisations. I found his original publications from the 1910-20ies in the Württemberg State Library and took them as inspiration source for my installation at the Siegle Haus.





Ulrike Buck

Materialisationserscheinungen. Installationsansicht Kunstbezirk Stuttgart 2010

Ulrike Buck

Materialisationserscheinungen. Selbstportraits mit Ectoplasma.
Inkjet auf Barryt auf Dibond.



Paravent mit technischen Skizzen von A. Schr. Notzing über die Tischlevitation.
Siebdruck auf Baumwolle, lackiertes Holz.


Ulrike Buck





Tisch gefertigt nach schematischer Zeichnung von A. Schrenck Notzing


Eingang ins dunkle Kabinett

Ulrike Buck

Installation made after floorplans and schematic drawings by Albert Schrenk von Notzing.
Gustav Siegle Haus Stuttgart 2010





Stuhl, Keramik, Mehl, Schwarzlicht


Empire of Ecstasy
Gründerzeitspiegel mit sandgestrahlter Inschrift



Phantom Hand

Leuchtkasten, Holz, Plexiglas, Acrylfarbe



Tree of Life
tree cuts with a scull appearing in black light, approx. 80x20x230 cm


exhibition view in Das Vertraute Unvertraute, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart 2011

Heart of Glas,
Handgemachte und mundgeblasene und gefundene Objekte aus Glas


Wesen / Being

Antike Lampe, Rock, rote Glühbirnen