Beside various experiments throughout last saturdays workshop about thoughtography, including projections and concentration onto different photographic materials, testing phosphoric influences and eye-kamera construction, the heartpiece of the day was the revelation of an overnight and long distance telepathic projection experiment with Lindsay Brown, artist and researcher, currently based in Dundee in Scotland.
Three different photographic devices were prepared and assembled in the darkroom kabinett: a polaroid land camera, loaded with a Fuji FP-3000 b instant film, a sealed sheet of photographic paper and a little piece of an Ilford 3200 ASA photographic film.
While the Ilford filmstrip remained unexposed and didn’t show any result, the Fuji instant film and the photographic paper did indeed.
I pulled out the first polaroid and it came out snow white, which means that it got completely overexposed:
Fuji FP-3000 b – 1
I pulled out the follow-up image, just as I always do to test the film.
This is the result:
Fuji FP-3000 b – 2
Afterwards I developed the paperprint in the darkroom:
Adox easy print 312
The scratches and fingerprints are from me during the developing process, as the paper is very fragile, but the round shape in the upper center of the image came out after ca. 3 minutes of developing time.
My next focus will be on gathering thoughts, reflections and speculations about how the photographic material could get influenced and exposed. I can feel already, that this not going to be easy at all. But as I have been experimenting with thoughtography now for quite a while in a very practical way, it is time to find some words and theories to accompany the images.
Meanwhile, Lindsay and me will continue to experiment within the field of telepathic projections.