Magnetic Influence
October 12, 2013 - October 13, 2013

 “There exists an allied and reciprocal influence between the Heavenly Bodies, the Earth and those Bodies which are animated; a universal fluid which is so continuous as to be without vacuum, and of a subtlety incomparable…” - from the Philosophical Assertions of Franz Anton Mesmer 1779.

Franz Mesmer believed that all bodies, are subject to the gravitational pull of the heavens. Although his theories were discredited, the idea that the human body responds to gravity and the magnetic influence of objects persists. This project is an attempt to gratify the theories of magnetic influence by attaching participants to rocks.