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We live in a haunted world. Our present is imbued with ghosts speaking from both past and future. They are a paradox, an absence, human and other-than-human, that is nevertheless eerily present and influential. They might point out that something is missing, something is wrong. Ghosts show us that time is not linear, but entangled, thick and layered.

Ghosts open up a potential for other stories of the now, the past and the future. They might provoke in us the desire and tools for living otherwise. Recognizing ourselves as haunted and haunting, makes our understanding of the present, and ourselves in it, permeable. By inhabiting this ghostliness we may recognize a different proximity to each other and what surrounds us.

Eight artists will gather spectrally, together with a ghostly partner, in order to explore how their artistic processes might make space for ghosts and work with or for them.

Gathered by: Ingrid Vranken / FoAM Zenne

With: Mihaela Brebenel, Nahuel Cano, Mayfield Brooks, Rodrigo Batista, Mathieu Charles, Gosie Vervloessem, Rasa Alksnyte and the ghosts of past selves, Weegbree, a nature reserve, ancestors, whales, gore capitalism, breath and socialism, amongst many others.

Gathering of ghosts was a 2 week residency at WP Zimmer during pandemic times. Instead of meeting physically, we had an online exchange every evening. Discussions spanning from presentations of our work to shared readings.

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