F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N

2009, Colour, Stereo, 17m 13s
In 1931 a ‘teleplasm’ spelling out the name Flammarion appeared on the wall of a cabinet at a séance in Winnipeg. Poltergeist investigator Dr William G. Roll, poet and writer Ciaran Carson and medium's grandaughter Arla Marshall come together in F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N and respond to the image of the teleplasm.

Commissioned for solo exhibition at the 2009 Venice Biennale.
F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N, 2009, video still featuring Dr William G. Roll
F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N was commissioned for Susan MacWilliam's solo show representing Northern Ireland at the 53rd Venice Biennale.

Susan MacWilliam discusses her exhibition REMOTE VIEWING at the 53rd Venice Biennale, 2009.

In 1931 a ‘teleplasm’ spelling out the name Flammarion appeared on the wall of a cabinet at a séance in Winnipeg. Camille Flammarion (1842–1925), was a French astronomer and psychical researcher and his name appeared at Thomas Glendenning Hamilton’s sitting of June 10th, 1931. F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N features a reconstruction of T. G. Hamilton’s séance cabinet, the Belfast poet Ciaran Carson, Atlanta-based Danish-American poltergeist investigator Dr. William G. Roll and Arla Marshall, Canadian granddaughter of Hamilton’s Scottish sitter Susan Marshall.

Recorded in three cities across the globe Carson, Roll and Marshall come together in F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N and respond to the image of the teleplasm. Poltergeist investigator Bill Roll, poet and writer Ciaran Carson and medium's grandaughter Arla Marshall come together in F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N and respond to the image of the teleplasm.

CFUV 101.9 FM - Post Everything host Phoenix Bain speaks with Susan MacWilliam about her exhibition F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N at Open Space Gallery, Victoria, BC, Listen online (recorded 1st October 2012).

See also: Dr William G. Roll and Ciaran Carson stereoscopes.

See also: séance cabinet and FLAMMARION plywood text.

F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N and MacWilliam's Remote Viewing Venice Biennale publication were awarded the Manitoba Day Award 2010: "The Awards recognize users of archives who have completed an original work of excellence which contributes to the understanding and celebration of Manitoba history."
F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N, 2009, Installation 53rd Venice Biennale | Photograph: British Council
F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N, 2009, video still featuring Ciaran Carson
F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N, 2009, video still
F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N, 2009, video still
F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N, 2009, video still
F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N, 2009, video stiill featuring Ciaran Carson
F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N, 2009, video still
'Ectoplasm and photography: mediumistic performances for camera' by Neil Matheson, featuring F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N, 2009
The Machine and the Ghost, Manchester University Press. 2013, Ed by Sas Mays & Neil Matheson
'Ectoplasm and photography: mediumistic performances for camera' by Neil Matheson, F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N, 2009
The Machine and the Ghost, Manchester University Press. 2013, Ed by Sas Mays & Neil Matheson
Production shot, F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N, 2009
Archive Images, Hamilton family fonds
Archives & Special Collections, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
Appearance of Flammarion teleplasm, June 10th 1931, Hamilton family fonds
Archives & Special Collections, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N, 2009, video still
F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N, 2009
 8 Magazine, The Photography Biannual, Issue 25, Spring 2009
Artist pages with F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N video stills, plus inserted 8 page booklet with images from Hamilton archive
F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N, 2009
 8 Magazine, The Photography Biannual, Issue 25, Spring 2009
Artist pages with F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N video stills, plus inserted 8 page booklet with images from Hamilton archive