Emma Finn

The Sympathy Machination

on going project


Picking up from where the snail telegraph was last located (Parisian sports hall), philosopher professor of history and philosophy of science Justin Erik Halldór Smith guides us through the technological premise. The first wireless internet conceived, it tapped into the romantic era, capitalising on the rise of the occult to reach the unknown. Today witchcraft has returned as we scramble to create new patterns of understanding, in this climate where the old narratives are failing, politically/socially.

Through this body of work (video, installation, drawing and textile work) I am hoping to explore the bittersweet desire we have for communication through touch and time.