As Ghosts Speak… How Are They Heard?
•Belgin, Rasmus Meyers allé 3, 5015 Bergen
•Workshop conceived by TEXSTgroup
The second installment of the workshop series As ghosts speak… , conceived by TEXSTgroup , will address the mental health crisis as an affectation of accelerationism and the tools and technologies that enable and enact it. We will consider the questions:
How do the accelerations of contemporary society affect our capacity for empathy and affection?
What is the effect of digital culture on emotion?
What is the ghost in the machine telling us?
Alongside texts, film, and music the workshop will focus on human relations in a technologically driven world.
We will look to discuss ways in which we can relate to one another, and hear each other, in the context of an existence mediated by connectivity and screens.
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 but recommended to receive the materials beforehand)
Wednesday, 11.9.2019, 6–9pm
As Ghosts Speak…Part 1: What Sounds Emerge?
Wednesday, 6.11.2019, 6–9pm
As Ghosts Speak…Part 3: Does Time Fall Out of Joint?