Filming to take place in the Gulf of Corinth, Greece.
on Eadweard Muybridge
A film collaboration between Phillip Warnell and Stephen Barber
“Everything surrounds us, we are as if inside a space that has lost its edges, has no limits, one that we have not even entered. When we move forward, arms outstretched, our hands grasp a branch. We hear a shudder, a wing, a trace. But the path that had just opened closes, we stagger, shaping the unknown we were trying to hold off”.
In the 1920’s the ‘Boston’ medium Margery Crandon undertook an extraordinary series of seances, producing materialisations - both voiced and visceral - of her deceased brother Walter. ‘Margery’s’ explicit and traumatic looking mediumship, producing ectoplasm from her orifices: vagina, ear, nose and mouth in trance, is the subject of this current film-in-development.
The project will be made with the participation and insight of Anna Thurlow, the surviving grand-daughter of Margery, with materials drawn from the family archive of the medium.
Signals from Mars
Photographic image sequence and light-box constructions.