Talking ghosts: a collaborative hoarding novella

Pump House Gallery
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This event ended on Saturday 24th of November 2018


Venue Information

Pump House Gallery
Battersea Park, London , SW11 4NJ

Nearest Stations

Queenstown Road (Battersea) 0.69 miles


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In this workshop we will work together with artist, lecturer and researcher, Alberto Duman, to write the script for a ‘hoarding novella’ that reinterprets a CGI scene depicting the forthcoming urban life at a local development site.

Who are the ‘talking ghosts’? They are the characters populating these CGI urban spaces, as seen on the hoardings advertising the arrival of new developments. We could call these people ‘ghosts in reverse’, whose function is to colonise the urban future in advance of our presence. These ghosts enter into a dialogue with the present through our encounters with them as passers-by.

This collective intervention will give the gift of speech to these ghost citizens. Together we will write the script of our ‘hoarding novella’ by inserting custom designed speech bubbles onto an image of an existing hoarding from the surrounding area of Pump House Gallery. These ‘mediums’ will be ventriloquists for our thoughts and feelings, as we come together on the day.

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