Katier shows in Torun: Awake are only the spirits – 26.03.2010 – 30.05.2010


26.03.2010 – 30.05.2010
Nie śpią tylko duchy /
Awake are only the spiritsr />
o duchach i ich mediach /
on ghosts and their media

kuratorzy / curated by: Inke Arns & Thibaut de Ruyter

artyści / artists:

Lucas & Jason Ajemian (US), Archiwum anonimowego
obserwatora duchów (DE, kurator: hans w. koch), Sam Ashley (US),
Corinne May Botz (US), Erik Bünger (SE), Damien Cadio (FR), Nina
Fischer/Maroan el Sani (DE), Agne`s Geoffray (FR), Kathrin Günter
(DE), Carl Michael von Hausswolff (SE), Tim Hecker (CA), Martin Howse
(GB), Międzynarodowe Towarzystwo Nekronautyczne/INS (GB), Friedrich
Jürgenson (SE), Joep van Liefland (NL), Chris Marker (FR), Jorge
Queiroz (PT), Scanner (GB), Jan Peter E.R. Sonntag (DE), Suzanne
Treister (GB)

otwarcie wystawy / exhibition opening:

26 marca, godz. 19.00 / 26th March, 7 PM
27 – 28.03.2010

warsztaty / workshops:

Martin Howse: WV2: Poza zerem / Beyond the Zero

16.00 oprowadzanie kuratorskie / guided tour with the curators
18.00 Erik Bünger: Wykład o schozofonii / Lecture on schizophonia
19.30 koncerty / concerts: Zenial; Carl Michael von Hausswolff

Wystawa, zorganizowana we współpracy z Hartware MedienKunstVerein w
Dortmundzie, gdzie była prezentowana w 2009, jest oparta na archiwum
nagrań Friedricha Jürgensona, który w 1959 roku odkrył tak zwane
Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP). Projekt przybliża historie
duchów, które starają się odpowiedzieć na pytanie dlaczego, przy
całym naszym oświeceniu, ciągle przypisujemy irracjonalne
właściwości nowym mediom i technologiom, jak na przykład
zdolność do przekazywania wiadomości spoza naszego świata.

The Awake Are Only the Spirits exhibition, organized in cooperation
with Hartware MedienKunstVerein (HMKV) in Dortmund where it presented
in 2009, bases on the audio archive of Friedrich Jürgenson who
discovered the so-called Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP) in 1959.
The projects reflects upon different ghosts’ stories, questionning
why – despite our faith in the rational – at regular intervals
irrational properties are ascribed to respective new media and
technologies, such as those purportedly serving as channels for
messages from the beyond.

Więcej informacji / More information


Thoughto-photographic Experiments: The Russian Waterbomb Origami Pinhole Kamera

This is the second experiment with the russian waterbomb origami pinhole box. 10 sec exposure, box was hiding a bit in the dark pointing towards katier again. Traces of katier though very difficult to find…





Detail of positive:


with a little more contrast:


Thoughto-photographic Experiments: The Russian Waterbomb Origami Pinhole Kamera

This is the first result with below mentionned origami kamera. Entirely folded out of on sheet of photographic baryt paper, very shortly (20 sec) exposed to light – focussing katier – unfolded, and finally processed in Tetenal Dokumol developer; The Pinhole had rather a size of a mousehole, but with a little bit of practice… This Origami Artefact unifies a kamera and its film in one solely piece of paper. Photographic paper folded as a Kamera, which after exposure unfolds and vanishes into the photographic result.

The entire photographic sheet as a negative (original result):


Digitally inverted as a positive:


And a detail of the positive with an alleged katier revealed:


Thoughtographic Experiments: The Russian Waterbomb Pinhole Paper Kamera






The Origami Paper Box, –in some strange country used as a Water Bomb— or maybe Wodka Bomb?, is folded out of one single sheet of paper, blown into shape via the ONLY remaining whole in the centre of one of its six sides. Katiers Water Bomb is going to be folded out of one sheet of photographic paper exposed, unfolded and finally processed. Kamera and results are going to be published in the next couple of days right here!

These days there is no chance of any kamera construction documentation, as Mr.Pickledfeet is on Dienstreise with the one and only recording device that there is. But I will update soon!

PS:17th march 2010: Mr. Pickledfeet is back in town -> Images are updated!

Thoughtgraphic Experiments: SpyMirror-InstantImage-Pinhole-ChineseBox-Kamera




7.45 pm until 2.00 am. One night at a bar in Berlin. I positionned the camera very close to me in a corner catching the entire and intense atmosphere of the night and the bar. The first image is the negative, the second the positiva and the third the inverted negative of the instant film.

PS 17th march 2010: Mr.Pickledfeet is back in town, and here are the images of the Kamera:



Thoughtographic Experiments: Tiling Results

To investigate an image pixel by pixel, mm by mm or cm by cm … the already mentionned image magick trick may help. These are screenshots of my gthumb imageviewer containing 197 .tiff (f)tiles of one thoughtographic image I made earlier on
Results of further investigations into the darkness of this paper negative – original size 8 x5 cm – are hopefully soon to be published.






Thoughtgraphic Experiments: SpyMirror-InstantImage-Pinhole-ChineseBox-Kamera



Another experiment using light.

This time I customised a little case that formerly gave home to a chinese handmirror. I enlarged the focal length about 12 cm, covered the pinhole on the front with another sample spy mirror and attached an instant filmholder on the back. (Images of the camera will follow soon).

The Fuji FP 3000B is a kind of traditional instant film that uses the so called separation process. The result is always a negative and a positive. Strangely enough in this case, I got, as you may see in the results above, two positives of the same image. The only difference is, that the alleged negative is brighter and rather greyish but also: Only the little spotty line at the bottom indicates its negativeness. No other blacks or whites in the image got inverted. And then: Who are these dots anyway?

The second sitting, as you can see below shows the normal positive-negative behaviour:



Thoughtographic Experiments: Spymirror-InstantImage-Pinhole-VHSBox-Kamera



As I already mentionned in an earlier post, i have now started to use light in my thoughtographic experiments as a carrier for thoughtographic exposure. The invisible fluid might expose itself through the very light, that i have been striclty excluding and banning in former thoughts and experiments, concerned that the light might be too powerful to overexpose the fragile fluidum. But now, this is exactly the new starting point of another hypothesis: The Fluidum uses light as a carrier to reveal itself in the very exposure.

Microscopically zooming into the image may expose the oh so invisible creature of thought.

This is the result – a close up (unfortunately not yet microscopically) and beyond also the entire image – of a selfportrait (sitting time about 10 minutes, Fuji FP 3000 instant film) with a Spymirror-InstantImage-Pinhole-VHSBox-Kamera.
A VHS Box is used as a camera obscura and carrier of the instant image filmholder. The Pinhole, piercing the VHS Box, is covered by a small spy mirror (10 x 6 cm) that i kindly got as a free sample from Glaserei Kater, Hannover. The focal lenght of course is very short, just like the thickness of the VHS Box. 1 or 2 cm.

While the sitter watches him or herself in the mirror, the mirror absorbes the image and burns it onto the photographic paper. Spy mirrors are half transparent glas mirrors; from a darkroom (in this case the camera obscura) the spy (camera obscura) can see through the mirror like through a window, whereas the other side (the sitter) cannot see anything but the own reflection.

Thoughtographic Experiments – Results

On February 15th I placed a light tight, sealed DinA4 sheet of photographic paper – cut up into 6 more or less equal parts – layed ontop of each other – at the innerside of the back cover of the book Dracula, that Mr. Pickledfeet just started to read. A couple of days ago, he finished the book with both sadness and delight, and I could finally process the 6 sheets curiously: