In James Beckett’s “Dowsing Schools: Preliminary Findings and Corresponding Survey Kit” the artist brings together two British Dowsers and invites them to investigate the grounds of secondary and primary schools in Amsterdam. Dowsing, also referred to as water diving, lies between pagan ritual and science: special forked sticks are used to find structures beneath the surface, including different objects as well as oil or water. The installation is accompanied by sound that relates to the original tools used by Dowsers. Through the dowsers’ actions objects come to the surface and together with them, memories from the past.
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