Thursday, 25 February 2010

Post GHost Hosting

GHost – the Post-GHost-Hosting
GHost is led by Sarah Sparkes and Ricarda Vidal

Projections of GHost photography by Julian Wakeling and performances by GHost artistsThu, 25 February 2010, 6.30 – 9.00pmCourtroom, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, WC1E 7HU This evening concludes the cycle of events that comprised GHost II and opens the curtain for the entrance of GHost III. In a parallel projection on the walls of the Courtroom we will show Julian Wakeling’s haunted photographs of hostings I and II, which took place in the same room in October and November last year and of the GHost II exhibition at St Johns Church on Bethnal Green.Reverend Marc Vaulbert de Chantilly, Fabrizio Manco, Calum F. Kerr, Miyuki Kasahara and Derek Jordan, who have all taken part in GHost II, have devised a series of performances for the evening and will invite audiences to interact with the space and its invisible entities.Wine will be served and you will have a chance to purchase a copy of our GHost publications, “Hosting I: Haunted Houses” and “Hosting II: Ghost Voices”, which contain essays from the hostings and a selection of Julian’s photographs.

The Daughters of Moroni will preside over the evening.
This is a free event but please email us at so we know how many to expect.
GHost is organised by Sarah Sparkes and Ricarda Vidal. the Facebook group

Wednesday, 10 February 2010


COTH - Cult of the Harvester at SUPERMARKET 2010;

Kulterhuset, Sergels Torg, Stockholm. 19-21 February 2010.

'JISM - The Trondant Spit - Domain of Chefly Appetites' Printed placemat - edition of 40, 2010, Sarah Sparkes and Simon Neville

Cult of the Harvester will be showing work from their new series 'JISM' 'Trondant Spit - Domain of Chefly Appetites' Harvester is the name of a restaurant chain in the United Kingdom. These restaurants, which also function as pubs, often occupy converted coaching houses that once served the major trunk routes, Britain's transport arteries, before the construction of motorways. Following a network of lay-lines and located on prehistoric sacred sites, Harvester restaurants reverberate with the powers buried in the soil beneath their faux rural Interiors; interiors which are festooned with fake farming implements harking back to a fabled rural idyll. Removed form any real context these scythes, trowels and ploughs serve as fetishes or ceremonial objects in the practise of an unnamed worship. The menu is meat based and there is an overpowering stench of the cooking of raw flesh. The all-you-can-eat salad bar, a rustic timber-clad stainless steel industrial server, is bathed in the warming glow of overhead spotlights with offerings laid out like specimens in a laboratory.At the apex of this sinewy network stands the Beulah Spa overlooking the vale of Croydon. Here initiates of the Cult of the Harvester congregate to cast their seed upon the sterile asphalt of the car park and around the thickly carpeted floor beneath the salad bar. This act of sacrifice reveals the mystic outlines of the fabled paradise of the Trondant Spit: Domain of Chefly Pleasures where conscientious carnivores contemplate happy meats.For the evidence at Supermarket Stockholm COTh presents Jism their latest series of limited edition ceremonial artefacts commemorating initiation into the cult.

COTH is an on-going collaboration between Sarah Sparkes and Simon Neville

New initiates welcome, please email cultoftheharvester@gmail.comYou can follow us on blogger