Parlour Principia

An Evening of Vision and Invention

Parlour Principia was a one-off event exploring the idea of invention as an act of spiritual communion, and the life and writings of Emmanuel Swedenborg.

The night consisted of a series of individual acts by contemporary performance artists; each act interpreting Emanuel Swedenborg’s investigations into the relationship between matter and spirit. The show will explore the ritual of invention as a form of prayer, and a way of communicating with the structure of the spiritual world. The artists shall draw inspiration from the works of Swedenborg, echoing his role as scientist and mystic.

Parlour Principia aims to provide the audience with an interactive and exciting view of Emmanuel Swedenborg’s ideas and the way they relate to the role of the invention and science within a number of different religions and cultures.