Carly Ptak, Idea Machine
A reception for Carly Ptak as she unveils her Idea Machine consisting of a copper Faraday cage; an enclosure that blocks electromagnetic waves including cell phones, Wifi, TV, and radio signals. Lighting, holograms and crystals complete the circuit enabling the visitor to co-generate an Idea with the artist.
Free and open to the public. Seating is limited, 108 Leonard Street, 13th Floor. Bring a photo ID. Confirmed RSVP required to firstname.lastname@example.org. No admittance after 7pm.
The Idea Machine is on view regular gallery hours or by appointment April 2-12. A personal appointment allows for access in the evenings or on the weekend, and must be made in advance. To schedule please contact Carly Ptak at email@example.com or by phone at 410-782-9776
About her Clocktower project Carly Ptak writes:
During my time at Clocktower I plan on constructing and operating the Idea Machine. The Idea Machine will operate within a safe space that is outside of the influence of the surrounding city. The armature of the Idea Machine will consist of a copper Faraday cage. A Faraday cage blocks ElectroMagnetic waves by diverting and reflecting them; this includes the waves created by cell phones and towers, Wifi signals, television & radio transmission, and electric lines. Within the Idea Machine colored lights, holograms and crystals will create a special frequency that makes it easy to tune in to the Noosphere. Within this charged space I will be available to generate Ideas. If you would like for me to generate Ideas for you simply enter the Idea Machine and take a seat. There are two styles of Ideas available: Simple and Complex.
Simple Idea generation is limited to words alone and the maximum time within the machine is 4 minutes.
You may present any conundrum or ask any question you would like during this time. Simple Ideas are often expressed as a set of directions or suggestions to be followed at a later time.
Complex Idea generation uses words, but it may also involve subtle energy transfers, physical manipulations, and emotional restructuring. The maximum time within the machine is 1 hr. Because Complex Idea generation is strenuous and effective it is necessary for the user to replenish the energy in the Machine by giving a gift. This gift may take any form from the material (objects, food, money, etc) to the energetic (information, services, kindness etc) and it may be given at any time from the beginning of the Complex Idea generation to within 1 month after. Complex Idea generation allows time for in-depth exploration and reorganization within a space free from outside influence.