Live Art Performance at Howard Art Project
1486 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA
Saturday, October 25, 2014
10:30 am – 6:30 pm, reception 5:30 – 7:30 pm
In 19th Century New England, local seers looked into magic seeing-stones to have visions. One of these seers is Joseph Smith who dictated the revelations he received through the stone to a scribe. The resulting documents became the foundation of Mormonism.
Artist Daniel Embree will look into a seer stone for 8 hours in an attempt to have a vision. He will dictate what he sees to volunteer scribes, who will document the experience on paper. By appropriating this process, Embree is examining the foundation of his religious heritage. This is part of an ongoing quest to discover what it means to be inspired–a word attributed both to artists and spiritual seekers.