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#thoughsandprayers is an automated twitter-related praying machine. It is able to pray by processing a number of beads of the connected rosary and transmitting the associated parts of the prayer “Chaplet of the Holy Wounds” over its serial output.

The newest interation of the device activates each time the hashtag #thoughtsandprayers was posted on twitter in the 24 hours after a recent shooting spree in the United States.

The disembodied principle of prayer becomes manifest in the machine, turning non-physical religious references into a tangible ritualistic process.

2019, lasercut stainless steel, custom electronics, rosary.
Dimensions variable, rosary length approx. 2m.