Ghost Lab Reflections

"Too often it is easy to take the presence of ghosts for granted because one does not possess the means by which to understand them. For me, the ghost lab is something of an experiment; one which permits a lens to be put upon the hidden, the unseen, the unknown, the unspoken. By providing this alternate space physically, then one begins to ‘slow down’ everyday reasoning, allowing the room to take apart the taken-for-granted, from which ephemeral fragments emerge that can be recomposed in ways that take account of a greater number of actors, feelings, and emotions. One thinks of the Socratic analogy of the midwife or else, in a more contemporary vein, the observations on the 'cosmopolitical’ made by Isabelle Stengers (which is where the 'slowing down’ reason comes from)."


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