The installation is based on a case history by the
psychoanalyst and early follower of Freud, Victor Tausk. In 1919,
Natalija A., a former student of philosophy living in Vienna, came
to Tausk complaining that a bizarre electrical apparatus, which
she believed was being operated secretly by physicians in Berlin,
was manipulating her thoughts. Therapy did not last long. After
three sessions Natalija quit, saying that now Tausk too had fallen
victim to the »diabolical apparatus,« she could no longer
trust him. Soon afterwards -- in 1920 -- he committed suicide.
The installation attempts to materialize Natalija's hallucinations
for the viewer while at the same time alluding to the development
of real influencing machines, in the form of radio and television
in 1930s Germany, extending the definition of psychosis from the
individual to society.