THE LOST GLORY
pencil on paper and objects, 2014
42 x 57,3 cm
After buying 8 merit medals at different flea markets, I contacted a fortuneteller for a session of Psychometry (also called Token-Object Reading). This technique is a kind of extrasensory perception characterized by the claimed ability to make relevant associations from an object of unknown history by having physical contact with it. I asked him to give me the most accurate physical description possible of the face of the person to whom the medal belonged. Using such descriptions, facial composites for each one of the described people were drawn by a portrait painter, using a similar technique to the one used for identi-kits.