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Befriending Ghosts
– Digital Hauntings

Interactive online installation/performance (2020/21)

concept, dramaturgy, text, pictures, videos, sounds:

the paranormal φeer group (Jakob Boeckh & Maria Huber & Eloain Lovis Hübner)

video performance: Armen Avanessian

live performance: Neo Hülcker, AUЯA

opening times:

May 3–20, 2021, Volksbühne Berlin digital / Armen Avanessian & Enemies #91

May 27-30, 2021, HAU4 (HAU Hebbel am Ufer digital stage) @ Performing Arts Festival

Befriending Ghosts explores the cyberspace for ghosts, glitches, traces, remnants and ghostly temporalities. In a digital ghost hunt, haunted locations are visited on Google Maps, abandoned Zoom sessions are entered, old photo albums are viewed, the commentary function of long-forgotten Youtube videos is explored, text documents are constantly overwritten, digital echoes are left behind, and virtual séances are held. What does it mean to leave things behind for seeming eternity in an always current time-space? the paranormal φeer group asks: Can we get one step closer to a collective ghostliness by playing together with eternal digital remnants? How can we become glitch and digital ghost ourselves?

Befriending Ghosts / © the paranormal φeer group
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