Installation shot of Animal/Séance
Installation shot of Animal/Séance

Installation including video "at the speed of human senses", experiment set-up to test telepathic ability, and "the participants", a bank of photo transfers on mylar.

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Installation shot, Animal/Seance, 20
Installation shot, Animal/Seance, 20
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Detail, "the participants", 2017.
Detail, "the participants", 2017.

Photo transfers on mylar.

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"at the speed of human senses, 2017.
"at the speed of human senses, 2017.

Video still.

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at the speed of human senses, 2017.
at the speed of human senses, 2017.

Video still.

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"at the speed of human senses, 2017
"at the speed of human senses, 2017

Video still.

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Animal/Séance

Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre, June 24th till August 5th, 2017

Animal/Séance is an installation composed of an experiment, a bank of photo images and a video around themes challenging anthropocentrism and engaging my belief in the consciousness of all beings. The experiment component, developed from the collected submissions of community members about their animal companions who had recently passed, was used to teach and test a simple telepathic communication technique. Gallery visitors were able to participate by sitting at a carrel and choosing an animal from a selection on a computer screen, and then answering 3-5 questions about an animal companion after a brief and guided explanation about how to communicate telepathically. The idea of this ‘experiment’ was not to prove or disprove the existence of telepathy, but to encourage a more open and engaged approach to the very question of its existence.