Wilhelm Reich Machine, 2017, mixed media

Wilhelm Reich is a psychoanalyst who believed that orgasmic energy cures mental illness and attempted to invent a machine to measure this energy. This piece is inspired by his theory and make it possible to measure the “love energy” between two creatures. These loving animals have heart-shaped conductive fabrics and are connected to the flashing LED heart. Love energy is rendered visible by these lights every time their hearts connect.