ghost telephone

    Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


    ghost telephone is a daily chain performance, comprised of new interlinked works from a set of internationally renowned artists. Working in situ in the museum the commissioned artists channel and transform the spirits of existing works in the collection and displays of the gallery. Each artist spends a week in residence with a selected artwork, attuning to its resonances and mutating its immaterial affects through their creative actions and words. The residency of each artist overlaps for several days with another artist, generating new correspondences and reverberations between the artists and their work. ghost telephone is a slow-time serial improvisation made in the vibrant space of relations between people, spirits and things. It mines the art institution as a site, using its environment and its works as the impetus for original performances that morph over time and make a new kind of unending performance work. Performances take place at different times of day and move across the galleries throughout ghost telephone’s long duration.

    ghost telephone premiered at the 20th Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, March – April 2016, and included artists Philipp Gehmacher, Benoît Lachambre, Chrysa Parkinson and Hahn Rowe.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherBiennale of Sydney 2016
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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