Works by nine contemporary artists are presented alongside unique historical photographs of séances. The central theme of the exhibition is the attempt to reach realities beyond the one with which we are familiar. The artists address themes such as ecstasy, rituals and parallel worlds. In diverse ways the art represents or evokes altered states of consciousness. The displayed work aims to relate to the exhibition’s thematic on an associative rather than illustrative level and are both representational and experience-based.
SPIRITUS is produced in collaboration Riksutställningar and will travel to several other institutions in the Nordic countries, including Kulturmagasinet in Sundsvall, Sweden, and Bomuldsfabriken in Arendal, Norway.