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Inke Arns on Fri, 24 Apr 2009 11:14:14 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime-ann> Workshop "The White Visitation" by Martin Howse, Dortmund 16 +17 May 2009


In the framework of the exhibition "Awake Are Only The Spirits - On Ghosts And Their Media" (HMKV at PHOENIX Halle Dortmund, 16th May - 18th October 2009, Hochofenstr. / Ecke Rombergstr., Dortmund-Hoerde, Germany), the following workshop will take place for which you can register now (until 8 May):

Workshop by Martin Howse (GB)
- in English -
16th + 17th May 2009 (Sat + Sun)
Please register until 8th May 2009 with
Martin Howse, m {AT} 1010.co.uk, http://1010.co.uk/

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THE WHITE VISITATION [spectral workshop/working group]

... a disused hospital for the mad, a few token lunatics, an enormous pack of stolen dogs, cliques of spiritualists, vaudeville entertainers, wireless technicians, Couéists, Ouspenskians, Skinnerites, lobotomy enthusiasts, Dale Carnegie zealots, all exiled by the outbreak of war from pet schemes and manias damned, had the peace prolonged itself, to differing degrees of failure.

[Thomas Pynchon. Gravity's Rainbow. pp. 77]

Within the framework of the exhibition "Wach sind nur die Geister," The White Visitation projects the two day collective exploration of scryed or spectral phenomena, an investigation of non-causality and the detection of anomalies within processes of measurement and observation.

The White Visitation actively traces an interface line between contemporary technology and a certain Breakthrough, the very shattering of a notion of the real which is both haunted and provoked by modern physics and the history of communication media (telegraph, radio). The popular disciplines of EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena)/ EIP (Electronic Image Phenomena)/ITC (Instrumental Transcommunication), established by figures such as Konstantin Raudive, and Friedrich Jurgenson, articulate this fault line, providing for a clear examination of the relations of environment, modulation (signal, transmission), detection, measurement and interpretation within frameworks which reject notions of causality.

The two day working group, composed of both invited and selected participants will constructively explore this wide spectral context, with an emphasis on aesthetic wave transitions (electromagnetic embracing light, liminal sound phenomena), and with an approach to contemporary hauntings (haunted media, the possessed Amstrad!). Applications for participation are invited with submission of a statement of interest to m {AT} 1010.co.uk.

With the participation of:
Oswald Berthold, Kathrin Guenter, Martin Howse, Martin Kuenzt a.o.


SATURDAY 16th May 12.00-20.00:

- PK (psychokinesis) experimentation

- discussion and elaboration of classical EVP techniques (psychophon,
  ultrasound), recordings and interpretation

- measurement, mapping and interpretation of magnetic field
  disturbances (scrying) towards the set up of an evening measurement

SUNDAY 17th May 12.00-19.00:

- interpretation of measurement lab results

- experimentation with spectral imaging techniques

- thoughtography with the use of photochemistry and photodetectors/PMT

- proposals for the examination of haunted media

- anomalous field generation

Enquiries about the working group, registration until May 8, 2009:
Martin Howse, m {AT} 1010.co.uk, http://1010.co.uk/

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„Wach sind nur die Geister“ - Uber Gespenster und ihre Medien wird gefördert durch / "Awake Are Only The Spirits" - On Ghosts And Their Media is funded by:

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


Dr. Inke Arns
Kuenstlerische Leiterin / Artistic Director
Hartware MedienKunstVerein (HMKV)
Guentherstr. 65 (Buero)
44143 Dortmund/Germany
T ++49 - 231 - 823 106
M ++49 - 173 - 988 99 84
inke.arns {AT} hmkv.de

„Wach sind nur die Geister“ - Uber Gespenster und ihre Medien
"Awake Are Only The Spirits" - On Ghosts And Their Media
PHOENIX Halle Dortmund
Hochofenstr. / Ecke Rombergstr., Dortmund-Hoerde
May 16 – Oct 18, 2009
Opening: May 15, 2009, 19:00

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