On November 20th at Kadist, San Francisco is “Silent as Spirt” an event organized by Joachim Koester featuring a conversation with Robin Selk, Michael Loncaric, Michelle M. Helene, and Dylan Godwin. The event will be accompanied by a publication “Silent as Spirit” and a collaborative installation—expanding upon the works presented at YBCA in the exhibition HOWE. Below is an excerpt from the press release provided by Kadist.
“The reverse of remembering is hallucinating: We may remember that Joachim Koester’s Of Spirits and Empty Spaces takes as its focus the utopian efforts of John Murray Spear to reinvent Howe’s sewing machine through the combination of séance and trance athletics. What we watch, however, is a projection of lambent dust particles while subtitles recount the effort of Spear’s supporters to summon Benjamin Franklin’s spirit. Like ghosts, dust is the medium-in-waiting of all that was and ever will be—but to witness this cosmological drift we need projections.”
Dates: Wednesday, November 20, 6pm. Continuing Saturday, Nov. 23 and Sunday Nov. 24, 12-5pm.
For more information visit Kadist, San Francisco.