Frequency 2019 Programme

Artificial Mesmerism


Artificial Mesmerism, Thomas Grogan

Thur 24 – Sun 27 October

Time: 10am – 5pm

Location: Mansions of the Future, LN5 7EQ

See three curious machines, designed to make us think about our attraction to mobile devices and how they have a way of stopping us in our tracks. Halfway between gymnastic equipment and hobbyist furniture, you are invited to rest on the machines and look at moving smartphones showing computer-generated images of ‘nature’. In this experience the devices move, not the people, and the motion stimulates out-of-body experiences through a mismatch of vision and bodily sensation.

Scheduled performances on Sat 26 and Sun 27 October will guide the audience through exercises using the machines. Performance times on both days are:

11am – 11:45am

1pm – 1:45pm

3pm – 3:45pm

About the Artist

Thomas Grogan

Thomas Grogan is Franco-British artist and design researcher based in London. With a background in Industrial and Speculative Design, he has developed a practice that is driven by ethnographic research, investigating current and future social issues surrounding emerging technologies. His work varies from installation, filmmaking, to performance.


Facebook: /thomas.grogan

Twitter: @thomgrog