Bluecoat: The EVP Sessions

Bluecoat: The EVP Sessions
Bluecoat: The EVP Sessions


Venue: Bluecoat
Dates: 10/11/2016
Times: 20:00 - 22:00


Electronic Voice Phenomena returns with a series of electrifying live sessions featuring the best in hauntology, spoken word, glitch art and music.

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The EVP Sessions takes its inspiration from Konstantin Raudive’s notorious Breakthrough experiments of the 1970s, in which he divined spirit voices from electronic white noise. Each session includes a range of new commissioned work alongside special guests – each performance resonating psychic echoes of technological ruptures and corporeal gasps, peering in at what lies beneath our circuit-boards and screens.

For November’s instalment, acclaimed experimental writer Tom McCarthy makes a live, sound-tracked recording of his Booker-shortlisted novel Satin Island with live coding from Shelly Knotts and Alo Allik; Scottish poet Harry Giles presents Drone, a spoken word and sound art performance about remote technology and anxiety; Jennet Thomasperforms surrealist linguistic accelerationism; and Alexis Milne combines post-apocalyptic text performance with original costume, sculpture and hoverboard. Award-winning poet and spiritualist raconteur Ross Sutherland plays [g]host with a newly commissioned series of Truther-style video works.

EVP is a collaboration between east London alternative literature producer Penned in the Margins and Liverpool arts innovators Mercy. Expect to be thrilled, entertained and haunted in a show audiences have described as “mind-boggling” and “perplexingly good”.

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