Spirit of John Lennon
by Gianni Motti
On a frenzied night in the sixties, the Beatles promised each other that when one of them would die, he would send a message to the others from the hereafter.
It has been 26 years since John Lennon's death and Paul McCartney once said that he is still waiting for a message from him.
In order to facilitate this event, Gianni Motti organised a séance with the psychic LuhrenLoup. To absorb his spirit this medium with paranormal powers made spiritual pilgrimages to places that John Lennon frequented when alive. She visited the Dakota apartment building and Strawberry Fields in Central Park.
The séance to invoke the spirit of John Lennon happened on March 30, 2006 at Metro Pictures in New York and lasted approximately 40 minutes. Important revelations were made to the medium, among them that Lennon would appear (express himself) soon in the space of the gallery.
Infrared cameras were installed in the rear gallery where the séance took place, to try to capture any sign of the spirit of John Lennon. The live video is projected in the front gallery and a video of the séance itself is projected in the side gallery.
A 24-hour a day live feed of the séance room is visible under current exhibitions at:
In addition, individuals in signature yellow "Gianni Motti Assistant" t-shirts will participate in the April 1st protest march across the Brooklyn Bridge. Photographs of the march and of other Assistant events are at the gallery.
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