And Other Spectres is a series of essays, exhibitions, public events that investigate agents that, being generally imperceptible or barely visible to the human eye, are able to permeate the sphere of the body (whether it is human, machinic or that of the nation-state) and its prosthesis in the form of computers, domestic and private spaces, triggering a multitude of cultural stories and fears.
The exhibition Malware, curated by Bas van de Poel and Marina Otero Verzier, focusses on the most infamous computer viruses. These form the starting point for an exploration of questions of security, warfare and geopolitics in times of rapid technological advance.
Spirits in the Material World
In Spirits in the Material World, artist Heman Chong reflects on spaces that exist in the grey, the darkness, the slippages into the netherworld.
Haunted Real Estate
Drawing on recent studies in film, economic theory, and gender, the long-term research project by Paula Vilaplana, Haunted Real Estate: Gendered Architectures of the Victorian US Landscape explores the architectural dimension of haunting, reflecting on the intersections between gender, real estate, and the occult that such spaces articulate.