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Brussels (November 17 - December 2, 2007)

Jonctions / Verbindingen 10: Tracks in electr(on)ic fields

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Around us, magnetic fields resonate unseen waves

In computer terminology many words refer to chimerical images such as bots, demons and ghosts. Dr. Konstantin Raudive, a Latvian psychologist, and Swedish film producer Friedrich Jurgenson went a step further and explored the territory of the Electric Voice phenomena. Electronic voice phenomena (EVP) are speech or speech-like sounds that can be heard on electronic devices that were not present at the time the recording was made. Some believe these could be of paranormal origin.

We chose a metaphorical approach, working with bodiless entities and hidden processes, finding inspiration in The Embassy of Elgaland-Vargaland, semi-fictional kingdoms, consisting of all Border Territories (Geographical, Mental & Digital). These kingdoms were founded by Leiff Elgren and CM Von Hausswolff. Elgren stated that: "All dead people are inhabitants of the country Elgaland-Vargaland, unless they stated that they did not want to be an inhabitant".