As Ghosts Speak… What Sounds Emerge?
•Workshop, conceived by TEXSTgroup
•Belgin, Rasmus Meyers allé 3, 5015 Bergen
The first part of the series As ghosts speak…, traces echoes of the no-longer into our present. It offers explorations into the embodied nature of hauntology—the aural, visual, and psychological remnants of those who are dead, who used to possess a body.
Together with the participants, TEXSTgroup looks at fiction and poetry dealing with and resulting from loss, considering what echoes of lost voices we can conjure from the words written about those who are no longer with us. We ask how the voices of the dead resonate amongst the living.
With these texts the no-longer will be brought forward to reverberate in the shared space of the workshop. The not-yet are encouraged to inhabit the architecture of Belgin through the voices and pens of the participants.
AS GHOSTS SPEAK…
This series works from Mark Fisher’s Ghosts of My life to explore themes of hauntology, of resonant voices of the dead and of echoing calls from the future, through exercises in sharing, listening, reading and writing.
Rather than a theoretical examination of the book, TEXSTgroup present a poetic tangent in which we introduce other voices through poetry, music, film and literature to explore Fisher’s concepts. Before each workshop we will circulate a media pack with things to read, watch and listen to.
These workshops are free and open to anyone to attend. There are no expectations and the amount that you wish to engage is up to you. You can just be a spectator if you so desire. It is also not necessary to complete any of the readings, listenings, or watchings to participate.
An expanded reading list—The Library of the Ghosts of My Life—is also present in Belgin to access at any time.
To sign up for the workshop, and receive your pack, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
(you can also just turn up on the day – signing up isn’t necessary but recommended to receive the materials beforehand)