Magnetic Hill Exposed

1st performance: Windsor Theatre, Mount Allison University, Sackville, N.B., 1979

Installation, collaboration between Gordon Monahan and Thaddeus Holownia. Artifacts are purchased from the Magnetic Hill gift shop at Magnetic Hill, Moncton, New Brunswick. Photographic documentation of the Magnetic Hill experience are made on 35 mm. slides. Bob Tombs, pretending to be a scientist who explains the Magnetic Hill phenomenon, visits the site and improvises a monologue on location. The monologue is edited and easy listening background music is added. The finished piece consists of an exhibition of the collected artifacts (e.g. bottle of magnetic hill water that runs uphill, salt and pepper shakers, magnets, etc.) and a slide show with soundtrack on the ‘fake science’ of Magnetic Hill.

┬ęGordon Monahan/Thaddeus Holownia 1978