Hands-Antennas: Protocols from Extrasensory Aesthetics
Peter Sit, Matěj Pavlík, Jan Kolský, Vojtěch Märc
The presentation of ongoing research into the history of Czechoslovak psychotronics, its institutional and ideological context, as well as its potential overlaps into contemporary art and the search for possibilities of extrasensory aesthetics and understanding without words.
The exhibition presents a research focused on psychotronics in socialist Czechoslovakia in relation to material and spiritual conditions of the time. The term psychotronics has been applied in the local environment since the late 1960s, when it generally referred to the “theory of distant interactions between subjects and between subjects and objects,” and referred to phenomena such as telepathy, telekinesis and telegnosis. The exhibition suggests the historical context of psychotronics, in particular with an emphasis on its institutionalisation in the 1970s and 1980s, while utilising partial knowledge of psychotronics in its own strategy of exposition, which then opens up to the extrasensory perception.