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Keiken + George Jasper Stone, Feel My Metaverse

Ghosts & Apparitions is a group exhibition programme of digital art by UK and international artists and collectives which explore current realities, a dramatised reality and an alternate reality. The exhibition is part of Doc/Fest 2020 – a continuation of the festival's Alternate Realities strand. The exhibition is due to take place at Site Gallery in autumn 2020, in parallel and in dialogue with a film strand of the same name.

The programme reflects on societal movements, sonic warfare and planetary health, through alternate and ghostly channels of communication and interaction. With audio, CGI, installation and augmented reality.

Work includes:

  • Keiken and George Jasper Stone's Feel My Metaverse, a CGI filmic speculative future where the earth is rendered uninhabitable due to the climate crisis
  • Maria Court and Trinidad Piriz's The Burst of Things, a recount of stories based on two of the main objects that were integral to Chile’s most recent social outbreak
  • Paula Albuquerque's Overhead 21, using the immersive sounds of surveillance and weaponised drones, commonly used by Western States as a form of strategic stress-inducing intimidation
  • Kitty Clark's The Experiment, inspired by research into the Philadelphia Experiment, in this short audio drama contact with an unknown force is attempted through esoteric means

Leading into the autumn exhibition programme, each artist and collective will share insights into the research material, processes and theories that inform their practice, as Doc/Fest launches a new Artist Spotlight series on its YouTube channel – starting on 6 July and then on the first Monday of the next 3 months.

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