SÉANCE New Year Update

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Dear SÉANCE Supporters,

A belated Happy New Year to you all!  I am excited to share a few updates concerning SÉANCE.

In January, I traveled to Basel, Switzerland in order to photograph the controversial German medium Kai Muegge.  Kai has been conducting Victorian-style materialization séances, something that has not occurred in Spiritualism for over 30 years. His activities have been heavily debated by the para-community, including within the journal of the Society for Psychical Research.  I am the only outside documentarian who has been permitted to record Kai's séances, and many of these new images will appear exclusively in SÉANCE.  As I wrote in my contribution to Thames and Hudson’s new release on Art and Death, seeing Kai’s mediumship is like watching the vintage spirit photographs jump to life right before your eyes.

  1. (Left) The medium Eva C. with materialization of a women’s face, 1911, Albert Von Schrenck-Notzing, Courtesy Institute für Grenzgebiete der Psychologie und Psychohygiene, Freiburg im Breisgau.
  2. (Right) Physical medium Kai Muegge with ectoplasm (materialization of a man’s face), Cassadaga, NY, 2013, Shannon Taggart.

I've been speaking about my work in a number of audio interviews, including Coast to Coast AM and Pam Grossman's new podcast The Witch Wave.  The full list of appearances will be continually updated here

There's a forthcoming exhibition of images from SÉANCE.  A selection of photographs from the book will be printed 7ft. tall and hung outside of a church in Uruguay this April, as part of the San Jose Foto Festival.  I will share visuals of the install in a future post.

There are some SÉANCE related events planned for both London and New York this Spring.  I will send those details in my next update.

And, we’ve added a pledge option of a full Tarot reading with Morbid Anatomy’s own Laetitia Barbier.  For those who would like to upgrade for this or any other reward, just sign in at Unbound.com

THANK YOU all for being patrons. Please share SÉANCE with others you know who may be interested in the book. Your support means everything!

Until soon,

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