Design for a machine to contact celestial forces (aka. "coffin") was shown in La Generale in Paris, as part of "Divination", a three-part exhibition in Hamburg/Paris/London.
[People often forget that outside the mundaneness of everyday life and its frequent frustrations (i.e. being caged inside a physical body, being pulled down by gravity, or constantly striving to control thought and emotion), there exists simultaneously another dimension; one of incomprehensible complexity and profundity, and it lies just beyond the stratosphere of our dumpy little planet earth- it's the universe.
If you could just imagine yourself violently projected into the outer depths of space, looking back at planet earth, and suddenly any financial struggle, family squabble, lost love or other daily inconvenience seems insignificant, even absurd. Who are the people who naturally have or are born with this ability to become 'empty' and connect to this raw energy, which gives their work that 'eternal' feel? "Where exactly were they getting it from? Could it be pinpointed to somewhere more specific than just 'the universe'?"
The 'coffin' takes an aggressive and slightly quack-invention approach to solving the stunted / repressed creative expressions of the general public by acting as a sort of 'propaganda machine' (think 'Clockwork Orange'). Its guise is to 'restore' creative function, but it actually acts more to establish a social collectivity among its participants, who will probably gang-up against the artist, who has made a useless, stupid 'machine' that is forcing them into awkwardly close proximity within the confines of a sweaty, dark, nail-ridden, coffin-shaped box.]