Thursday, 17 May 2012

Ghost Club Talk

I'm honoured to be talking about the GHost project at what may well be the oldest psychical research organisation in the world -   The Ghost Club

from 2pm - 3pm
Victory Services Club

63-79 Seymour Street
London W2 2HF

"Guest, Hosts and Ghosts and How to Make Them"
 Sarah Sparkes is an artist and curator.  She is currently an affiliated fellow at the University of London where she runs the creative research project:  "GHost" 
 As a visual arts and creative research project GHost  takes on and explores the conceit of guests, hosts and ghosts, both metaphorically and practically, in its activities.  Functioning in its capacity as a supporting platform (or host) GHost aims to enable invited guests to visually and conceptually manifest and interrogate the idea of the ghost. The project has had two central strands: a consideration of the relevance of ghosts in contemporary culture, centred around a programme of interdisciplinary seminars – so-called Hostings – held in Senate House at the University of London; and a series of exhibitions, screenings and performances designed to make manifest and, by extension, examine the aesthetics of ghosts and haunted spaces held primarily at St John on Bethnal Green, London.
This talk will feature images, recordings and short films documenting the various activities of GHosts exhibitions and Hostings as well as its off-shoot project The Ghosts of Senate House. 

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