Delicate Instruments (2023)

with Gabrielle Hoad
research project and public participatory event
Photos: CalverHoad ©

Delicate Instruments is an exploration of the paranormal research of Alec Harley Reeves (1902 - 1971) as a means of connecting with the more-than-human world. Reeves was a brilliant engineer whose inventions enabled modern digital communications, but he also conducted experiments to test psychical phenomena. Inspired by these experiments, the artists created a number of 'delicate instruments' that offer the possibility of tuning into signals that are beyond the reach of normal human perception. Initial findings were shared at a public event at the Devon & Exeter Institution in April 2023.

Delicate Instruments was generously supported by a CAMP Research Residency. Thanks to David Robertson and the family of Richard Epworth.