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They Wanted to See the Stars Again- Lenore Malen's New Society for Universal Harmony by Nora Griffin

Added on by Shona Masarin.

A visitor to Lenore Malen's New Society for Universal Harmony could be forgiven for not knowing how to interpret the objects, texts, photographs and video on view.  They are displayed in a manner that is equal parts school science project, surrealist parlor game and historical re-enactment, leading to the assumption of a reality that may or may not be only an artist's fantasy.  The presentation is bookmarked between two thoroughly absorbing and maddeningly elusive figures:  Dr. Franz Anton Mesmer, the 18th- century practitioner of magnet-induced psychic healing and hypnotism; and Dr. F.A. Mesmer, his 21st-century disciple.

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