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The 'Wit of the Staircase' is all about stairways: automated, miniature, folded and collapsed into themselves or even dead. Like all staircases, they ascend and descend. But very few of them lead anywhere. Usually, a staircase occupies a central position within a structure. In this animation, they achieve center stage only by means of the elimination of the supporting architectural elements. The main character in Treppenwitz is a miniature spiral staircase model, born of an 18th century carpentry guild. It is paralyzed by its future, enchained by its past. It resents everything about its existence including the fact that it was carved by a craftsman rather than having sprung from the womb of a Matryoshka doll. Nor was it conceived as the creation ladder of Ramon Llull's 14th century eight-step ascension theory.