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    • Guided Tours at Dortmunder U

      Free guided tours
      free guided tours take approx. 45 min and are included in the entry fee. No pre-booking required.

      free public tour
      each sunday – 3. floor at  Dortmunder U

      free after-work tour
      each thursday – 3. floor at  Dortmunder U

      4 pm

      6 pm
      Guided tour for children
      On the 1st Sunday of each month there is a fun family tour for all ages.
      Young visitors can also participate in a paper chase during opening hours to get to know the exhibition in a playful way.
      (All family activities are in German language only.)

      3 pm
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      (up to 25 persons, available in German, English and in sign language)

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      * plus entry fee
      ** for groups of students, school classes etc

      To book a guided tour we kindly ask you to fill in the required data in the online form on the exhibition page or simply call or email us.
      info(a)hmkv.de / ++49 231 496642-0.
      The tours take approx. 45 min.
      Please book 7 days in advance.

      60,00 €*
      40,00 €*
      Guided tours for teachers and educational staff
      booking procedure as above
      free of charge
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„Awake Are Only The Spirits" - On Ghosts and Their Media

PHOENIX Halle | 05/16/2009 - 10/18/2009

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.

All of the projects by the twenty-two international artists participating in the exhibition question in some way or another  the existence of ghosts, they explore the integration of new media and technologies in spiritualist contexts, make visible or perceptible the invisible and trace the political implications as well as the aesthetics of such contemporary trans-communication phenomena.

Inke Arns, Thibaut de Ruyter

Press conference:
Thursday, 14 May 2009, 12:00, PHOENIX Halle
--> Press release (in German)

PHOENIX Halle Dortmund
Hochofenstr. / corner Rombergstr.
Dortmund Hörde, Germany
16 May – 18 October 2009
Thu + Fri 16 - 20 hrs
Sat + Sun 11 - 20 hrs

How to get there

4 € / 2 €

"Awake Are Only The Spirits" - On Ghosts and Their Media

Guided tours each Sunday at 16:00 hrs (in German) (included in the admission)
--> Event Schedule

Der Ministerpräsident des Landes NRW
Kunststiftung NRW
Kulturbüro Stadt Dortmund
Institut Francais - CULTURESFRANCE
Mondriaan Stichting
NRW Kultursekretariat
Dyrup GmbH
RUAG - Aerospace Services GmbH

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Image: Agnès Geoffray, Night #3, 20 x 30 cm, 2005


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