So, um, the little key is for the lock on top.
And big one for below.
You're not staying?
No, I prefer not to. Too many memories.
It's good for you?
Yeah, of course. I understand.
- See you later. - Okay.
Lewis, is that you?
I dont know... I fell asleep.
There was a presence.
I felt something. I just can't...
I can't tell, it was too far.
You must make contact.
I think there might need to be two of us for that.
There... There wasn't enough pull.
Because I felt something. It was just keeping its distance.
You see the cross?
Has that always been there?
She said that she couldn't make a contact.
Does she still feel a presence?
Yes, she says the house is inhabited.
Well, we can't buy unless we're sure.
We need to know if it's benevolent or not.
It's too much of an investment.
Hey... um... So, there...
Could be no one.
But there could be something. I...I just need more time, I think.
It's extremely difficult to find a portal into the spiritual world.
It's the way that it is.
I was in Stockholm last week,
I saw a wonderful exhibition at the Modern Art Museum.
Hilma af Klint.
Have you ever heard of her?
She says that spirits
commission her paintings.
She invented abstract art
before Kandinsky and Malevitch in 1906.
She claims that
the spirit-world communicated with us.
What fascinated me when I discovered Hilma af Klint's work was...
That these grand and enigmatic paintings
had been painted in the early 1900's.
And that they were made by a Swedish female artist
that I hadn't heard about before.
Maybe the most fascinating part is that these pieces
were made before the conception of abstract art.
But Hilma af Klint kept her art secret,
She was sure that they wouldn't be understood during her life.
In her will she decided that they would
be kept hidden until 20 years after her death.
So, a century ago, Hilma af Klint
painted for the future.
And the future is here now.
Are you okay?
It didn't bore you too much at reception?
No, no more than normal. I lost my passport.
How long will she be in Milan for?
I put everything on a rack.
Here are the leather pants from the new collection.
They're Kyra's style. I mean, I can see her in them.
Are we able to cut them? Is it possible? They'll be too big.
Let me look into this.
I'll get them for you from the studio.
I'm not really supposed to, but...
Please, you bring them back as soon as you can,
otherwise I will be in big trouble.
She's going to need something
a little flashier for the Amfar dinner.
That's the stuff Louis set aside for the dinner.
If Louis likes it, then she'll love it.
- You like it? - Mm.
So does Louis. It's not easy to wear.
It's sensual and strong.
- I'll take it, and some boots. - Okay.
I think I'll take both bags and this belt.
You know her. Don't want to risk it.
Kyra would want the brown, for sure.
Or the blue. Or neither.
Ah, she gave me a blank check.
Do... do you take deposits?
- She wants 4,500. - Cool.
500 for the belt, and 2,000 for each bag.
Maureen, I got back but I have to leave right away.
We'll miss each other. I'm off to Milan tomorrow morning.
I'm leaving an envelope
with what I owe you for the last two weeks.
Take care. Kyra.
P.S. I left my Mac on the desk.
Can you do the upgrade for me?
Hilma af Klint has moved in spiritual circles
and participated in seances,
later she was also a medium.
What actually is regarded as the essence of spiritualism?
Well, the central idea of spiritualism,
is the idea that there is a world beyond our world.
And spiritualists try to give empirical proof for this world.
the Fox sisters heard rappings
and they interpreted these
rappings as messages from deceased persons.
And that was for them real proof
of the existence of a higher world beyond our world.
It's interesting that the
Moriset code had been invented 2 years earlier.
The spiritualists were always
very close to the technological avant-garde.
For example, the first abstract photographs
have been taken by spiritualists.
Hilma af Klint believed that she received the abstract paintings
from higher levels of consciousness.
When she started to paint as a medium,
she rejected the skills she had learned at the art academy.
And that was due to the influence of spiritualism and theosophy.