Manifestations. Photo credit: Lacey Prpić Hedtke and Nathan Lewis.
Stereoscope. Photo credit: Lacey Prpić Hedtke and Nathan Lewis.
Creations. Photo credit: Lacey Prpić Hedtke and Nathan Lewis.
Manifestations will provide the experience of a 19th century spiritualist séance parlor while contextualizing and paying homage to the history of the Depot’s transitory space. Artists Lacey Prpić Hedtke and Nathan Lewis will be the guides through this ethereal installation and will help to conjure the spirits of St. Paul and beyond. Attendees will have the option to participate in several activities including: foretelling their own fates with divination cards and planchettes; viewing 3D spirit photographs; reading tales from St. Paul denizens (of days gone by); interacting with a medium; entering the Spirit Chamber to collaborate on a unique photographic take-home memento; and more!
This event serves to connect visitors to people and neighborhoods of the city that have disappeared, and inform them about the once thriving phenomena of Spiritualism practiced by all strata of the American public – from presidents to peddlers.
Original work by the artists will be incorporated throughout the installation—much of it produced using processes popular in the 19th century. At key hours throughout, the event will be punctuated with ghostly surprises!