During this evening artists created a ghostly atmosphere in the Mediamatic space. Antonia Carrara was exhibiting a spooky piano performance in collaboration with the Pianola Museum. Guy Edmonds presented Séance du Cinema. He showed home movies of forgotten families of long gone times from his private collection and medium José Gosschalk responded to them. A ghost photographer took pictures of the guests with his 80 year old camera. Joao Evangelista was teaching a swing dance tutorial that would take guests back to the forties, when this originally African-American dance became absorbed in popular American culture.
DJ Spector and DJ Katja were combining haunted ambient music with new wave and Guilty Pleasure songs!
From 21:00 pm onwards at Mediamatic BANK, Vijzelstraat 68 in Amsterdam. Free of charge.
The Specters, Hauntings & Archives conference aims to explore the concept and figure of the ghost. In recent years the ghost has been at the centre of a discourse that revolves around memory and amnesia, (in)visiblity, political and social returns and spiritual revenants in popular culture.
For more information on Afterwords and the Specters, Hauntings & Archives conference, visit the Specters website or directly contact the organization at firstname.lastname@example.org All events were organized by five students from the University of Amsterdam: Anthie Argyriou, Tanja Baudoin, Moosje Goosen, Patricia de Vries and Arnisa Zeqo.