2008, dimensions variable, cast plastic, wood, electronics, and earth.
The Mobile Transcendence Device shifts an individual’s brainwaves to the Theta state that is associated with the transcendence achieved in deep meditation or prayer. This device consists of a visor fitted with a brightly pulsating light that is attached to a bone-embellished box, resembling a reliquary. The bones are a reference to death and are included because mortality and the experience of transcendence seem to be two sides of the same coin.
Gallery visitors have an opportunity to use the Mobile Transcendence Device when it is on display. The participants are asked to lie down and rest the visor across their eyes, and are then be buried up to their chest in earth, and with any luck the participant then has a secular spiritual experience.
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