The Placebo Macclesfield Psalter
Emil Siemeister, 2013/2014
A backlit frieze in the room promises an extraordinary sense experience in a state of wide-awakeness. The raw material for these special transformations derives from the “Macclesfield Psalter” (illuminated manuscript, 14th century, from the collection of Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge). In 2016, this installation was shown in the same dimensions as the room in Admont to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, displayed on a 1:1 scale, transfer of room and art.