I AM THE MEDIUM

2010

Limited edition 12" vinyl locked groove record.

250 ‘locked grooves’ from 12 séances recorded with 12 mediums over 12 months.

Handmade cover with fold-out hands.

 

Extract from Georgina Starr's publication I am a Record:

In 2008 I began a year of monthly sittings with psychic mediums. I started at the Spiritualist Society in Belgrave Square and I went on to visit a different psychic in a different location each month. I chose the psychics carefully to reveal the unique approaches, methods, personalities and skills involved in spiritualism in the 21st century. The psychics knew nothing about me or my experiment and all their communications were recorded onto audio. Listening afterwards to the voices and sounds on the tapes strange patterns had begun to occur within the information they channeled to me. On repeat listening I began to hear sounds within the recordings that I had initially missed, sounds that had fallen in between the gaps of words, as if new voices had actually appeared on the recordings.

I am the Medium holds 250 of these sounds on one 12-inch record.  Each ‘sound’ is given one groove (1.8 seconds) and each groove is locked into its circle and will repeat forever until someone knocks the needle onto another groove. The full range of sounds cannot be heard unless the needle is tapped by the listener.

 

I am the Medium is available as a limted edition of 80 copies. Published by Le Confort Moderne.