Sigils of Sacred Magia



            Sigils of Sacred Magia, installation view, Process and Protocol, Acud Macht Neu, Berlin, April 2022

Sigils of Sacred Magia: 5 Spells to make coins appear in your wallet explores the fuzzy line between technology and magic.

The work consists of five magic squares that form words when read horizontally or vertically. Each square links to a sound file chanting spells taken from a 15th century Kabbalah book.  According to the book, each spell is meant to give you coins in times of trouble.

There are five different rarities: gold, silver, small silver, copper, and dust.Every time you load the file, it is ‘summoned’ from across the IPFS (Inter-Planetary File System) network. With every scan, IPFS stores the file physically closer to the listener to optimize the network, closing the spell’s looping relationship between incanting a thing and creating it in the world.


Concet & composition: Bnaya Halperin-Kaddari
Artistic consultation: Ido Gordon

Technical consultation: Daniel Chen & Brandon Farnsworth

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