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Strange Attractor Press: We Haunt You While You Watch at The Horse Hospital

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Time 19:00
Date 08/10/18
Price £5

A 'High Static Dead Lines' book launch event featuring authors Kristen Gallernaux and Dave Tompkins. Plus, live music, readings, discussions and the UK premiere of Kristen’s short film, The Hum.

Trees rigged up to the wireless radio heavens. A fax machine used to decode the language of hurricanes. A broadcast ghost that hijacked a television station to terrorize a city. A failed computer factory in the desert with a slap-back echo resounding into ruin.

In High Static, Dead Lines, media historian and artist Kristen Gallerneaux weaves a literary mixtape exploring the entwined boundaries between sound, material culture, landscape and esoteric belief.

The objects and stories within span from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day, touching upon military, communications, and cultural history. A connective thread is the recurring presence of sound—audible, self-generative, and remembered—charting the contentious sonic histories of paranormal culture.

This launch event will feature the UK premiere of Kristen’s short film, The Hum, readings, live music and a discussion with Dave Tompkins, author of How to Wreck a Nice Beach (Melville House, 2010) and the introduction to High Static, Dead Lines.

About Kristen Gallernaux
Kristen Gallerneaux is a writer, folklorist, and artist. She has published on topics as diverse as mathematics in midcentury design, the visual history of telepathy research, the world's first mouse pad, and car audio bass battles in Miami. She is also Curator of Communications and Information Technology at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, where she continues to build upon one of the largest historic technology collections in North America.