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Ancla 1

Planets know things

Oil on wood

50 x 70cm

Iñigo Sesma.



I found several places where psychics and seers were advertised with large orange neons, in harmony with cocktail, burger and service stations lights. What I found as interesting, as much as I did strange; was the natural way in which these entities coexisted. The more niche and unusual businesses among the other more common services, in the middle of that road, that crossed that small village of North America.


This made me reflect on the importance of people on intangible and immaterial concepts, which lead me to create three pieces. Which outside of any religious paradigm, astrological or political, deal with the nature inherent in the human being in a sense of curiosity, about the powerful impulse this provokes in understanding the limits of reality and rationality.



In 2009 at the University of Helsinki, thousands of people were surveyed in an effort to see how they thought the world worked. On the one hand, they tended to believe that random facts were actually caused by an invisible agent and on the other hand,  the degree of belief was in certain unexplained paranormal statements of reality. They were asked to say whether or not they believed in statements like: "The stars live in the sky" (belief in the inanimate natural objects are alive), "Planets know things" (belief that inanimate objects are animated), " Flowers want to light"  (belief that the living inanimate objects are animated).


They concluded with the belief that the facts always serve a purpose to form part of the same mental phenomenon to which they belong other paranormal beliefs.  This suggests that our brain does not make us believe that everything is governed by a supernatural purpose, but that faith in fate comes from the same mental structure as other paranormal beliefs generated by the human mind.

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