Mediummatic, 5 days of alternative communication

8 May 2008

On the second day of the Sleep-Inn, spiritualism was mixed with experiments. During the daytime participants enjoyed ‘Ghost Photography’ and in the evening there was a séance and more.

During the Sleep Inn there was a daily series of performances and workshops for everyone. Your hostesses were Melanie Bonajo and Kinga Kielczynska.


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Morning and Afternoon (11am – 5pm)
- Ghost photography, photos by Kinga and Melanie with the help of the visitors.
- ‘Material spiritual installation’ by Kinga Kielczynska and Melanie Bonajo

Evening (7pm – 10pm)
- Séance (7.30pm – 8.30pm)
The medium Eva Slootemaker created a connection with the world of spirits, which is an invisible world for almost everyone of us. All participants were kindly requested to bring objects that belong to deceased people.

- Capuccini Catacomben in Palermo (8.45pm – 9pm)
A short lecture by Kinga Kielczynska about the spooky Capuccini Catacombs in Palermo/Sicilia with the photographs of Fiona Volquardsen.

- Screening of ghost footage (9pm – 11.30pm)

Night and Morning Rituals

Everyone could stay overnight. Visitors who made a reservation for a sleeping place in the Sleep-Inn were invited to a performance friendly environment with nocturnal care. There was space for 50 people per night and sleeping bags were there to rent. Admission was free if you had a Temporary Museum Passepartout or a ticket to the Art Amsterdam.

All participants were woken up in the morning by the lovely hosts Kinga and Melanie. Breakfast was coffee tasseography, dream interpretations and a Blessing of the Day ceremony.