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.
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.
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.