Of all the hearers

Sightings - Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery (Montréal)
May 14 - September 16, 2018

The audio for the exhibition is available for listening here. The text can be viewed here.

Of all the hearers is an enactment of a report with accompanying soundtrack. It consists of a letter describing a strange auditory phenomenon submitted to the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research in 1891 (published in 1893) by Sarah Jenkins, a young woman from Boston. She writes of a well-known and respected elderly musician in her neighbourhood who dies unexpectedly. This event triggers a strange sonic phenomenon experienced the night of the musician’s funeral by her, her mother, her two sisters and a friend.

Additional background on the work can be viewed on the Sightings webpage in English and français.