Sunday, May 17, 2009

Ghosts and Their Media at HMKV

'Awake Are Only The Spirits'

This German exhibition begins with the audio archive of Freidrich Jürgenson who discovered the Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP) in 1959. It is dedicated to the supernatural and the communication with 'the beyond' facilitated by technical media.

Over twenty International artists are included in this exhibition. Two being Lucas & Jason Ajemian from the United States. Their piece, 'From Beyond' involves the documentation of a live concert in a Chicago church. The two artists arranged for the Black Sabbath song, Into The Void, be played backwards by a ten-piece classical orchestra. The point of departure for this piece, rides on the public anxiety frequently expressed toward heavy metal music. Many presume that the music contains hidden messages of occult and satanic nature, which might influence the human subconscious.

In this exhibition, the artists explore the existence of ghosts, the integration of new media in spiritualist contexts and investigate making visible the invisible.

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

Kipton Cronkite Approved!

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