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Nachtmahr is the German name both for nightmare (a little oldfashioned word to use,
though) and for the creature that is thought to cause nightmares by sitting on its victim's
chest.With these nightmare boxes I wanted to find a sound presentation for the ancient
German spell against nightmare, and investigate what it is that makes us believe in a spell. 
The box is the book in that the text is written onto the backside of the drawer of an altered
matchbox. The box contains different found items that are meant to be used as components
to cast the spell. They can be put up together with the box itself on a nightstand, and the
spell can then be read while lying in bed. Varying edition of 12 signed and numbered. 2014

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