Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK
7 February - 27 March 2004
An exhibition of electronic media artworks examining the association of new
media with supernatural phenomena. Including works by Susan Collins, S Mark
Gubb, Susan Hiller, Scanner, Lindsay Seers, Thomson & Craighead, Patrick
Ward. Further details available at http://www.sitegallery.org
Haunted Media One Day Symposium: On the Disappearance of Ghosts
Saturday 20 March 11am - 5pm
£20.00 | £15.00 (concessions) | £10.00 (groups)
This event will attune itself to artistsı inheritance of the mediumistic
legacy, with contributions from artists and theorists. The weblogs of
psychic enthusiasts have recently voiced anxieties about the ghostbusting
properties of mobile phones. The perception that they may interrupt and
disperse phantom wavelengths, suggests that the tele-empathy which has
enabled electronic media to become a favoured site of haunting is not
automatic. Media may afterall prove to be the location where the phantasmic
chose to dictate its own obituary.
Susan Hiller, Artist and Baltic Professor in Contemporary Art,
University of Newcastle.
Pavel Büchler, Artist, Research Professor at MIRIAD, Manchester Metropolitan
University. Author of Ghost Stories: Stray thoughts on Photography & Film
Professor of Screen & Media Studies at University of Waikato, New Zealand.
Author of Simulation and Social Theory (2001)
Pauline van Mourik Broekman, Writer, editor and publisher of Mute magazine.
Jeffrey Sconce, Associate Professor, School of Communication,
Northwest University, USA. Author of Haunted Media (2000).
Thomson & Craighead, artists, http://www.thomson-craighead.net/
Places to be booked in advance - please contact Site Gallery on
0114 281 2077 / [log in to unmask]
Site gratefully acknowledges the permission of author Jeffrey Sconce to use
the title Haunted Media for this exhibition
Site Gallery, 1 Brown Street, Sheffield S1 2BS, UK
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Site Gallery is a centre for the exhibition and production of lens-based &
electronic media; offering free exhibitions of contemporary art, alongside
open-access darkroom and digital facilities, educational events and short
Gallery Opening Times: Tuesday - Friday 11.00am - 6.00pm, Saturday 11am -