29.01.19

Granny's Ghost Story

On Tuesday 29th of January at 19:00, granny Joyce Radesey from Indonesia, residing in the Netherlands, will tell her accumulated ghost stories from her homeland during the event Granny's Ghost Story.

Workshop will be in Dutch with English subtitle.

Afterwards at 19:30 the film Returning Souls will be screened: Taiwanese anthropologist Hu Tai-Li spent 8 years diving into an aboriginal tribe, In an environment highly influenced by western religions, national land policy, and local politics, the dream of the young people for cultural revitalization and to bring back not only the ancestral souls but also the soul of the village encountered many frustrations.

All welcome at Lumière Cinema (tickets for the film will be available mid January)

This event is organised in the framework of the Post Ghost Bust In-Lab, initiated by Van Eyck participants Aram Lee, Chen Jhen, together with Donghwan Kam

Post Ghost Bust is an extension of our research publication into a workshop, screening, and symposium, about the figure of the ghost in Asian countries that have been colonized. It opens our questions about ghosts and their link to modernity, mediality, and the collective imagination, to the public.

We are looking at ghosts, not in terms of belief, but in terms of a technology of mediation to stimulate a meta level of society. The narrative of the ghost is deeply tied to each individual community. The ghost has existed as a collective memory or inscription of the past. We attempt to open a possibility of new forms and new interpretations of the ghost as a social mediator. How, then, can we use the ghost as a social medium that is strongly engaged with the local community?”

 

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