Folkert de Jong’s sculptures combine historical events with contemporary political and social issues. These four bronze sculptures are about the desire to make contact with the past through technology. In the late 19th century, people used the latest inventions, such as electricity, magnetism, photography and phonography, to attempt to communicate with the invisible spirit world. How wonderful would it be if you could telephone your dead grandmother or WhatsApp with Charlemagne or Trijn van Leemput? But technological developments also raise important ethical questions, just as artificial intelligence does today. To what extent should we want to control life and nature? And what about moral progress?