CALLING OCCUPANTS (2011)
A Paranormal Concert Series
Between January 27 and March 12th, 2011 a series of events took place at the Canzani Center in Columbus, Ohio in which a blown glass bowl of water was used as a beacon of energy, continuously charged through weekly musical performances. The initial event took the form of a group chant led by Larry Copeland, an area psychic, and member of the Central Ohio Paranormal Society (COPS).
Throughout this time a motion activated surveillance system (running 24/7) was in place to capture any activity (motion or sound) that occurred in the space. To everyone’s surprise over 60 hours of “activity” was captured.
From April 5-29 this footage was accessible to viewers in the form of an investigation station (installed at the Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Vermont) in which visitors could participate in the search for paranormal activity. The footage is still under review.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
JAN 27 @ 8PM: INITIATION
*w/ psychic Larry Copeland*
FEB 4 @ 7PM: JOHN ALSO BENNETT
*analog, electrified, ambient soundscape*
FEB 11 @ 7PM: RYAN JEWELL
*an hour-long, continuous, acoustic drone*
FEB 18 @ 7PM: SHAWN CAMPBELL
*free form, solo percussion*
FEB 25 @ 7PM: BARRY CHERN & FRIENDS
*American roots music*
MAR 4 @ 7PM: KIANNA ALARID (of Tilly & The Wall)
*ancient mantras + intuitive, resonant vocalizations*
MAR 11 @ 7PM: DENOUEMENT
*discussion of findings w/ psychic Larry Copeland*
Ben Kinsley, Diana Matuszak, Justin Luna, Angela Matteson
Larry Copeland, John Garcia (COPS), Billy Guilford (glass), John Also Bennett, Ryan Jewell, Shawn Campbell, Barry Chern, Mike Eberle, Steve Perakis, Kianna Alarid, Jim Voorhies, Diana Matuszak, and all the wonderful staff of the Bureau for Open Culture.