Astral Tincture, performance / intervention // St.Fagans Museum, 2013
A commission for Bedwyr Williams and the Starry Messenger: an amateur convention a one day convention held at St Fagans relating to Bedwyr Williams representing Wales at Venice in 2013. Idea and design emerged in collaboration with Aled Simons.
essence of the stars
to restore vibrational balance
for when your orbit is out of alignment
and for when gravity gets you down
Through the highly complicated and scientific process of extracting the essence of the stars, the Institute for Imagined Futures & Unknown Lands has bottled this rare elixir, which is presumed to have multifarious benefits for your health, well-being and wavering vibrational resonance.
Can assist with all manner of celestial ailments
INGREDIENTS: highly diluted essence of stars, spring water, brandy
DIRECTIONS: place 1-2 drops of remedy onto your tongue or into a glass of water, depending on personal taste, and picture the ancient forces of the stars. Please note: overuse of this tincture can lead to potential nebulaeic unbalance.
The Institute for Imagined Futures & Unknown Lands is a time travelling mobile research unit based in the future, studying the past, which is actually the present. Please look out in the near future for our correspondence course in time travel, the ultimate in long distance learning.
image by Carwyn Evans
From the convention’s programme: ‘The Institute for Imagined Futures & Unknown Lands, a time travelling mobile research unit based in the future, studying the past, which is actually the present, led by Fern Thomas, will be found wandering St Fagans offering visitors the benefits of consuming the stars. Through the highly complicated and scientific process of extracting starlight from the stars, the Institute has bottled this essence which is presumed to have multivarious benefits for your health, well-being and wavering vibrational resonance. Extracted specifically for the Convention, and especially useful for those who struggle with collapsing under the weight of their own gravity or having a tendency of losing a sense of one’s own orbit, look out during the day for the box of bottles of this rare elixir.’