14—31 MaY

2020

AMSTERDAM

ABOUT

Carl Jacobsen

Spirit lamp

Landscape lighting

Location: Laing's Nekstraat

@charlatan.biz

Descartes speculated that somewhere in the body is a ‘vital spirit’ or ‘vital force’; the thing that makes all humans act. A spirit is most frequently thought of as a supernatural being or non physical entity such as a ghost, demon, fairy or angel. It is tied to religion, superstition and folk belief. Carl Johan has created the “Spirit lamp” to play with these associations, projecting “spirits” around wherever it’s placed. This lamp offers a sense of esoteric bliss, making the spirituality visible, and acting as a guiding light to a state of mindfulness.