Séance Cabinet | F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N

2009
Reconstruction of the séance cabinet used by Thomas Glendenning Hamilton (1873-1935), Winnipeg. The cabinet was constructed in the artist's studio in Belfast for the 2009 video F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N, commissioned for the artist's solo show REMOTE VIEWING, representing Northern Ireland at the 53rd Venice Biennale, 2009.
Séance Cabinet, 2009 featured in MANIFESTO artist pages, Art Review, Summer 2009, Issue 33
A life size reconstruction of the séance cabinet used by Thomas Glendenning Hamilton (1873-1935), Winnipeg, the cabinet was built in the artist's studio in Belfast for the 2009 video F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N, commissioned for the artist's solo show REMOTE VIEWING, representing Northern Ireland at the 53rd Venice Biennale, 2009.

F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N
2009, Video, 17mins 13secs
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.

See also  F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N

During Summer 2008 Susan MacWilliam researched the archives of Dr T.G. Hamilton. An exhaustive collection of over 700 photographs and over 1300 typed and hand written notes, the T.G. Hamilton Spirit Photograph Archive / Hamilton Family fonds held at the Archives and Special Collections, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, document the séances held from 1918 onwards at the Hamilton family home Hamilton House, Winnipeg.

Teleplasmic Ship, produced in the artist's studio, Belfast, 2008/09, with archive image of teleplasmic ship from Hamilton Family fonds, Winnipeg
Séance Cabinet, Constructed in the artist's studio, Belfast 2008/09, for use in the 2009 film F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N
Séance Cabinet, Constructed in the artist's studio, Belfast 2008/09, for use in the 2009 film F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N
Archive Image, Hamilton family fonds, Archives & Special Collections, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
Production shot, F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N, 2009
Séance Cabinet, Constructed in the artist's studio, Belfast 2008/09, for use in the 2009 film F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N
Archive Image, Hamilton family fonds, Archives & Special Collections, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg