|Of spirits and empty spaces, 2012|
sábado, 21 de febrero de 2015
Un archivo espectral - Joachim Koester
John Murray Spear, was an American spiritualist and activist. In the mid-19th century, Spear tried to obtain the plans of a sewing machine prototype, an alternative to the costly model patented by Elias Howe. During spiritualist séances, participants would enter into a state of trance in order to access the plans, which existed in the immaterial realm of spirits. In this mechanical choreography, each participant would embody a piece of the machine. The knowledge acquired during these séances led to the construction of a prototype, of uncertain operability.