Preface

Mediumistic responds to the Abbotsford Convent’s building and history to engage you in an immersive and mystical experience. Based on a series of psychic energy readings of the building and surrounds, the work invites you to uncover subtle imprints and interruptions in the atmosphere as you journey on a self-led sound and sculpture based walk.

Do you think I’m lost? Where am I? Am I lost? Is this where I’ll always be?
Would you think of me sometimes and when you light a candle, my name is Lucy.

– Reading excerpt, Danae Thorp, 23rd January, 2014.

Presented as part of the Abbotsford Convent’s Spiritous 2014 Program, Mediumistic is the work of visual artist Kasia Lynch with sound artist Jordan Lacey (a.k.a hiddensounds).

Special thanks to the Abbotsford Convent Foundation and staff, Ben Byrne, Danae Thorp, Mary Gianevsky, Rebecca Pohlner, and Pandarosa.