GHost Hosting 15 - Day of the Dead

Monday 28 November / 6pm - 8pm / The Box / £3 / £2, booking required


In the first of our GHost Hosting events, we bring together three dedicated experts of the otherworldly to look at how ghosts are understood across different cultures. The GHost Hostings are convened by Sarah Sparkes as part of her GHost research platform. 


Join artist Sarah Sparkes to find out about her investigations into the concept of ‘a formula for ghost making’, looking at her work in our current exhibition, No Such Thing As Gravity, and her experiences of how ghosts have been conceived of in ghost festivals around the world. 


Dr Niamh Thornton, Reader in Latin American Studies at the University of Liverpool, and who focuses on film, literature and digital culture of Mexico, will explore the South American Day of the Dead festivities. 


Nathan Jones, a poet and language artist based in Liverpool, and co-curator of the hauntology and voice performance series Electronic Voice Phenomena, will be revealing his practice of presenting ghosts within performative work and looking into why artists are interested in this genre. 


The next two events in the GHost Hosting series will explore ghosts in technology and ghosts in spirituality, and offer a chance to explore the Williamson Tunnels, and the other end of the portal at FACT. Keep an eye on our website for further details coming soon. 


A new commission for FACT and the Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre, in association with National Museums Liverpool. The project has been supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.


The GHost Hostings are convened by Sarah Sparkes and provide a supporting platform on which invited guests can manifest and interrogate the idea of the ghost. 

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