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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
http://www.hmkv.de/dyn/e_contact_roaddescription/

Admission
4 € / 2 €


EVENTS IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE EXHIBITION
"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


THE EXHIBITION IS GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY
Der Ministerpräsident des Landes NRW
Kunststiftung NRW
Kulturbüro Stadt Dortmund
dortmund-project
Institut Francais - CULTURESFRANCE
Mondriaan Stichting
NRW Kultursekretariat
PHOENIX
LEG
Dyrup GmbH
RUAG - Aerospace Services GmbH

Media partner:
Heinz


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






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