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Part of "Persistent Personalities" September 25 - 27, 2012 Opening Reception,...
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Sat. September 15th 2012 Open Space (All Ages)

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Part of "Persistent Personalities" September 25 - 27, 2012

Opening Reception, Tuesday September 27, 5pm

Following a discussion with Susan MacWilliam, Walter Meyer zu Erpen and Walter Falk: Tuesday, September 25, 3pm

Visiting Artist Talk: Wednesday, September 26 at 8:00 p.m. in the Visual Arts Dept of University of Victoria, Room A162

Talks by Walter Meyer zu Erpen, John Adams and Dawn Kirkham: Thursday, Sept 27 at 7pm at Open Space 510 Fort St

Visit http://www.openspace.ca/susan_macwilliam for further details.

On June 10, 1932 the word “FLAMMARION” appeared on the back wall of the séance cabinet in the parlor of Dr. Thomas Glendinning Hamilton of Winnipeg, Manitoba. The spirit guide, Walter Stinson, informed Hamilton to take a photo of the manifestation. This ectoplasmic event is the subject of Susan MacWilliam’s video installation F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N, a continuation of her ongoing study of significant events in the history of paranormal research on view from September 15 through October 15, 2012.

MacWilliam’s work often gives forum to the realm of spirit communication, clairvoyance and many other phenomena articulated by the field of parapsychology and paranormal research. She represented Northern Ireland at the 2009 Venice Biennale showcasing F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N a work she developed after encountering the text ectoplasm during a residency at the University of Manitoba archives, home to the many documents contained in the Hamilton Family Fonds.

MacWilliam (Belfast, N.Ireland) will be visiting Victoria from September 25 - 28 to participate in Persistent Personalities, a series of presentations and talks that will explore the practice of spirit communication, ectoplasm, and paranormal archives. The artist will join Victoria residents Walter Meyer Zu Erpen, Director of the Survival Research Institute of Canada, who lectures on the Spiritualist practice of seance mediumship and ectoplasm, and Walter Falk, an archivist who has transcribed the entire content of the Hamilton Family Fonds and made them available online.



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F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N @ Open Space Sep 15 2012 - May 20th @ Open Space

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