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.
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."