DIGITAL SPECTRES by ANNA POGOSSOVA
“Apparitions come in threes, and ones, and zeros...”
by PAN .
January 10, 2021
“We looked at the invention of ghosts, where technology is complicit: phantasmagorias, glitches and anomalies as messages from worlds behind, and underneath ours. We can’t ignore the performance of it all; AR and VR, and suspension of disbelief. The birth of photography and the birth of the ectoplasm coincide, but the gauzy sticky apparitions of the Victorian era now manifest as viscous resin string, spun from a seemingly invisible source, through the medium of the machine.
We were thinking about spells, words, conjuring, and the keyboard as the Ouija board. A string of phrases uttered correctly is the magical incantation to bring back traces of the past.
I think I understand now what Nikolai Fyodorov meant about resurrection, organisation and the abolition of death. He wasn’t talking about bones, he was talking about data. He just didn’t know what it was yet."
3D printed prototype
by Orson Heidrich
Anna Pogossova is a photomedia artist based in Sydney, Australia
Orson Heidrich is a mixed media contemporary artist based in Sydney, Australia