Double Ghosts, opening, 19 September 2019

Double Ghosts, opening 19 September 2019, Gymnasium Gallery, BFMAF 2019, photo by Erika Stevenson

GEORGE CLARK: DOUBLE GHOSTS
19th September – 27th October 2019
The Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick-upon-Tweed, UK

Double Ghosts is a multi-part exhibition which traverses the Pacific drawing on historical fragments, traces and ghosts from the coasts of Chile to a mountain cemetery in Taiwan. Exploring the status and potential of unrealised and fragmented histories, the exhibition draws together 35mm film, sound recordings, script fragments, photography and archival material filmed and gathered in Chile, France and Taiwan.

The project draws on research into temple film projectionists and an unfinished film made in Taiwan by prolific filmmaker Raul Ruiz (1941-2011) who made most of his films nomadically after his political exile from Chile in 1973.

Double Ghosts, opening 19 September 2019, Gymnasium Gallery, BFMAF 2019, photo by Erika Stevenson
Double Ghosts, opening 19 September 2019, Gymnasium Gallery, BFMAF 2019, photo by Erika Stevenson
Double Ghosts, opening 19 September 2019, Gymnasium Gallery, BFMAF 2019, photo by Erika Stevenson
Double Ghosts, opening 19 September 2019, Gymnasium Gallery, BFMAF 2019, photo by Erika Stevenson
Double Ghosts, opening 19 September 2019, Gymnasium Gallery, BFMAF 2019, photo by Erika Stevenson
Double Ghosts, opening 19 September 2019, Gymnasium Gallery, BFMAF 2019, photo by Erika Stevenson
Double Ghosts, Gymnasium Gallery, Sept-Oct 2019
Double Ghosts, Gymnasium Gallery, Sept-Oct 2019
Double Ghosts, opening 19 September 2019, Gymnasium Gallery, BFMAF 2019, photo by Erika Stevenson
Double Ghosts, opening 19 September 2019, Gymnasium Gallery, BFMAF 2019, photo by Erika Stevenson
Double Ghosts, Gymnasium Gallery, Sept-Oct 2019
Double Ghosts, Gymnasium Gallery, Sept-Oct 2019
Double Ghosts, opening 19 September 2019, Gymnasium Gallery, BFMAF 2019, photo by Erika Stevenson
Double Ghosts, opening 19 September 2019, Gymnasium Gallery, BFMAF 2019, photo by Erika Stevenson
Double Ghosts, opening 19 September 2019, Gymnasium Gallery, BFMAF 2019, photo by Erika Stevenson
Double Ghosts, opening 19 September 2019, Gymnasium Gallery, BFMAF 2019, photo by Erika Stevenson
Double Ghosts, opening 19 September 2019, Gymnasium Gallery, BFMAF 2019, photo by Erika Stevenson
Double Ghosts, opening 19 September 2019, Gymnasium Gallery, BFMAF 2019, photo by Erika Stevenson
Double Ghosts, The Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick-upon-Tweed, UK Sept 2019
Double Ghosts, The Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick-upon-Tweed, UK Sept 2019

The exhibition was  accompanied by a series of events and workshops that reflect upon the themes of the exhibition and provide a variety of exercises to improve the circulation between the real and the virtual, drawing on animist practice, Taoist philosophy and ecological approaches to life of all kinds.

Double Ghosts is presented by Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival in partnership with Berwick Visual Arts and is supported by Berwick Welcome Visitor Project. With support from Arts Council of England and Connections Through Culture grant from British Council Taiwan – Arts and Education.