These large-scale collages are each made from a different print edition of the book "Phenomena of Materialization" by Baron Von Notzig. First published in 1914, this popular science book was the first photographic evidence of the dead being able to communicate through material form with the living (ectoplasm).
This work is part of the second collage novel made in collaboration with the Polish author Agnieszka Taborska. “The Unfinished Life of Phoebe Hicks” is inspired by the life histories of female New England Spiritualist mediums at the turn of the 20th century.
This collage novel grew out of a few years of exchange between myself and Agnieszka Taborska. Narrative might appear first in a collage, only to be further developed in the text of the story, and visa versa. In this way, the words and images developed in response to one another. Through this collaboration, the story of Leonora De La Cruz, the Patron Saint of the Surrealists, was born.