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Following Hauntology: Twilight Streets and Dark Horizons

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

28/03/2019

A panel discussion featuring a number of academics, artists and innovators discussing ideas and themes around Hauntology, presented by HAUNT Manchester and Not Quite Light ahead of Not Quite Light Weekend 2019.

Hauntology is a way of thinking about our world as intrinsically ghostly; one in which our present is always already ghosted by unresolved pasts and unrealised futures.

Across critical fields and a range of artistic practices, the definition of ‘hauntology’ itself is often placed in question. Perhaps most notably, in the afterlife it has enjoyed beyond Derrida, Mark Fisher has argued that hauntology was born again in the work of mid-2000s music artists whose aesthetic was ghostly, certainly, but whose soundscapes also confronted a cultural impasse: the death of the future.

In this panel, those involved will explore and question the continuing relevance of hauntology to artistic practice, to critical thought, and to those spectral spaces and places that we encounter in the half-light.

External organisation (Research grants)

NameManchester Metropolitan University, Manchester