Ghosts and their media

Esposição rolando na Alemanha: “Awake Are Only The Spirits – On Ghosts and Their Media”

HMKV in the PHOENIX Halle Dortmund, 16 May – 18 October 2009

At first glance, the subject of the exhibition ‘Awake Are Only the Spirits’ – On Ghosts and Their Media seems somewhat outmoded: the presence of the supernatural, the manifestations of spirits, and (trans)communication with the beyond facilitated by technical media.

The exhibition is based on the audiotape archive of Friedrich Jürgenson who discovered the so-called Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP) in 1959. Taking as starting point the lively interest shown in the subject by contemporary artists, the show aims to tell a ‘ghost story’ that explores the question of why, for all our enlightenment, irrational capabilities are regularly ascribed to the new media and technologies of a given time – for instance, the ability to act as a channel for messages from the beyond.

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