15 December 2011
New digital art ‘Ghostwriter’ by award-winning Blast Theory
Ghostwriter is an interactive phone call that subtly hovers between the present and the past, between the here and the elsewhere. Ghostwriter has echoes of a museum guide, of a radio heard late at night. Its ghostly tenor and rich atmosphere act as a mysterious lure into the reinvented RAMM.
A woman’s voice gently draws visitors into the museum. Describing her surroundings, she talks about an object and its role in her life. The line between her surroundings and theirs is unstable. They can interact with her, jump in time and space or leave a recording of their own about an object that resonates in their life.
Blast Theory is renowned internationally as one of the most adventurous artists’ groups using interactive media. Winners of the Prix Ars Electronica among many awards, Blast Theory’s work has been shown at the Venice Biennale, the Sundance Film Festival and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. For more information visit www.blasttheory.co.uk.
This is a New Expressions commission funded by MLA Renaissance South West and the National Lottery through Grants for the Arts. It coincides with a survey exhibition at Spacex in Exeter (10 December 2011 to 18 February 2012) which marks the 20-year anniversary of Blast Theory and reveals details of works never before presented in a gallery environment. The exhibition features video footage, photo documentation and design from early performance pieces through to current work, often focusing on aspects of identity, trust and espionage with strong political undertones and social commentary.
Access Ghostwriter on your mobile phone during your visit to RAMM. Calls are charged at standard rates.