Of all the hearers

Of all the hearers
Curated by Katie Chagnon
A satellite exhibition space of the Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery
May 14 – September 16, 2018

Performance: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
The hearers: jake moore & Marc-Alexandre Reinhardt

A longer text and sound samples can be found on the Sightings website here.

September 28 - November 24, 2017
Sherbrooke, QC
Exhibition, Performance and Artist Residency
As part of an early iteration of research components of Black Seas.


Of all the hearers is a new work situated in a larger body of work I refer to as Black Seas, which is influenced by historical and contemporary experiences of pathological and non-pathological auditory hallucination.

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. An otherworldly “burst of music” such as they had never heard before passes around the room. Sarah can only describe it as being “like a burst of sunshine in sound.”

Thank you: jake moore, Marc-Alexandre Reinhardt, Charline Lemieux, Douglas Moffat, Katrie Chagnon, Michèle Thériault, Robin Simpson, Hugues Dugas, and all of the staff and interns of the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Sporobole centre en art actuel, France Choinière, Kelly Thompson, Barbara Layne, André Lamarre, and the Canada Council for the Arts.


We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.