Paris Past


Marcos Lutyens
Solo show

This solo show by Marcos Lutyens investigates the interactions that smart phones have on our unconscious processes, including pull notifications. These alerts are notifications requested by user applications that interact with our conscious stream of thought, and more particularly our mood and our inner being.
The idea of the psyche being pulled may remind us of Franz Mesmer’s work in the 18th Century that explored the idea of ‘animal magnetism’ and the ‘magnetic fluid’ that was purportedly channeled through the body.
Revisiting this idea literally as well as metaphorically, the process behind the work on display includes research into magnetotactic bacteria (MAGBATS), suggestions of magnetic attraction through group and individual hypnosis and two-dimensional work using metallic and magnetic paints that respond parametrically to pull notifications.