Media Mediums

www.mediamediums.net

Direction: Jeff Guess and Gwenola Wagon

Telegraphy, ghosts, computer networks, materializations, mesmerism, spirit telegraphy, clairvoyance, television, ectoplasms, electronic voice phenomena, telephony, suggestion, extraterrestrials, aether and fluids, radio, mind reading, cybernetics, telepathy, cryptography…

The research project Média Mediums is an exploration into a wide range of experiences, practices and dispositifs related to the archeology and prospective futures of various communication technologies and their historical relationship to what are considered to be more occult phenomena.

An exhibition was organized at the Ygrec gallery (Paris, april-juin 2014) which presented a selection of works in dialogue with archives, histories, protocols and devices linked to the possibility of transporting thought and intelligence at a distance.

Public events consisting of lectures, performances, discussions and concerts accompanied the exhibition. A public seminar, lectures and discussions on the history of telecommunications and spirit phenomena, brought together students from the classes “Communication Protocols : Technology and the Spirit World” (Jeff Guess, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts Paris-Cergy) and "Histoires de Fantômes et de Machines” (Gwenola Wagon, Université de Paris 8). Both the seminar and the events are available as podcasts.

A collection of 20 books, made in collaboration with Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié was published - Philippe Baudouin, Jean-Louis Boissier, Stéphane Degoutin, Leif Elggren, Renaud Evrard, Raphaël Faon, Nicolas Gourault, Jeff Guess, Noël Lafargue, Lauren Moffatt, Ayuko Nishida, RYBN, Jeffrey Sconce, Noah Teichner, Gwenola Wagon, and Anne Zeitz.

Méryll Ampe
Concerts for headphones
Jean-Philippe Antoine
Concert + Seminar
Philippe Baudouin
Lecture + Book + Seminar
Thomas Bethmont
Exhibition + Performance
Jean-Louis Boissier
Exhibition + Lecture + Book + Seminar
Olivier Bosson
Performance
Pierre Cassou-Noguès
Seminar
Mathilde Chenin
Exhibition + Performance
Dieter Daniels
Lecture
Stéphane Degoutin
Exhibition + Film + Book
Vanessa Desclaux
Seminar
Leif Elggren
Concert + Book
Vincent Epplay
Concert
Renaud Evrard
Lecture + Book
Raphaël Faon
Book
fleuryfontaine
Exhibition
Gabriel Gelineo
Concerts for headphones
Nicolas Gourault
Books
Jeff Guess
Curator + Exhibition + Performance + Book
Emmanuel Guez
Seminar
Martin Howse
Performance
Jean-François Jégo
Lecture
Jean-Noël Lafargue
Book
Nicolas Maigret
Seminar
Lauren Moffatt
Book
Ayuko Nishida
Book
π Node
Performance
Julien Prévieux
Lecture + Exhibition + Performance
Sébastien Rémy
Exhibition
Pascal Rousseau
Lecture
RYBN
Exhibition + Book
Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié
Graphic Design
Jeffrey Sconce
Lecture + Book
Gauthier Tassart
Concert
Noah Teichner
Book
Suzanne Treister
Exhibition
Nicholas Vargelis
Lighting
Gwenola Wagon
Curator + Exhibition + Film + Books
Anne Zeitz
Book + Seminar
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Exhibition view, room 1 (photo - Guillaume Onimus)
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Gauthier Tassart and Vincent Epplay preparing their concerts for the opening
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Martin Howse, Earth interpreter - All my life's buried here, heap earth upon it