Exhibition / 52-Hour-Lab
Bernhardt Herbordt, Melanie Mohren
Promise, Practice, Protocol—
Performing Future Presences

Are You Meaning Company
The Ten People No. 3

Matthias Böttger
Garden Without Us

Corinne May Botz
Haunted Houses

Marcelo Cardoso Gama
Unvisible Singing III: A Souvenir

Jonathan Garfinkel
Manufactured Soundscapes

Javier Hinojosa
Emphemeral Traps

Eunjung Hwang
Creature Feature Animation

Alicja Karska, Aleksandra Went
From the Cycle

Daniel Kötter, Begum Erciyas
5 Falsche Versprechen

Pei-Wen Liu, Tobias Hoffmann

Marcell Mars
What Is Smart? What Is Stupid?

Matthias Aron Megyeri

Kaiwan Mehta
Species of Traces
An Archaeology of Journeys
of Exact Portraits of Identifiable
Existing Originals

Kerstin Meyer
What Am I Doing Here?
An Exchange Between Artists
and Professionals
of International Development

Damir Očko
Steps over the Frozen Lake

Mike Osborne
Near Monochromes

Bernardo Oyarzún
Reality Set

Dubravka Sekulić
Future Presences

Alexander Sigman
detritus | reconstructions

Katarzyna Sowula
Where Is the Truth
about the Past?

José Carlos Teixeira
Between Clarity & Fog

The New Schicksalsgemeinschaft
(Jan Altmann/Zoran Terzic/Daragh Reeves)
ZEN & SPLATTER (Laundry Chinoise)

Photo Gallery

Corinne May Botz
Haunted Houses

Haunted Houses is a photographic exploration of sites throughout the United States where ghostly phenomena have been reported. This project traverses diverse fields such as photography, cultural history, architecture, folklore, and the supernatural. The densely detailed photographs were taken with a 4 x 5 view camera using available light, with exposures ranging from a few seconds to a few hours. In addition to making the photographs, Corinne May Botz also collected first hand oral histories at each site using a voice recorder that were later transcribed. Unlike the majority of horror films where the ghost arrives as a result of an inopportune death, or to right a wrong, the inhabitants of these houses were often at a loss for why the ghosts were there. In some cases the ghost was considered a source of comfort.

The images appropriate photographic methods and applications but they refuse to be pinned down or classified. The quiet, carefully composed scenes hover between the everyday and the supernatural, interrogating the edge between what we can know and cannot know through visible means. Being the medium through which the spirit of these houses is recorded, Corinne May Botz continues the tradition of female sensitivity to the supernatural.

Corinne May Botz, Abandoned House, Frankfurt, Maine

Abandoned House, Frankfurt, Maine

Corinne May Botz, La Petit Theatre, Cheyenne, Wyoming

La Petit Theatre, Cheyenne, Wyoming

Corinne May Botz, Private Residence, Harlan, Kentucky

Private Residence, Harlan, Kentucky

Corinne May Botz, Bodie, Mono County, California

Bodie, Mono County, California

Corinne May Botz, Private Residence, Hawthorne, New Jersey

Private Residence, Hawthorne, New Jersey

Corinne May Botz, El Rancho, Las Vegas, Nevada

El Rancho, Las Vegas, Nevada

Corinne May Botz, Vealtown Tavern, Bernardsville, New Jersey

Vealtown Tavern, Bernardsville, New Jersey

Corinne May Botz, Atlas Theatre, Cheyenne, Wyoming

Atlas Theatre, Cheyenne, Wyoming

This project was exhibited in Awake Are Only The Spirits, at the Hartware MedienKunstVerein in Dortmund, Germany and Center for Contemporary Art, Torun, Poland. Images from this project will also be on view in summer 2010 at Robert Mayer Zeigt Gallery in Frankfurt, Germany.

Haunted Houses will be published in Fall 2010 by Monacelli Press, an imprint of Random House. The book is 208 pages with over 150 color photographs and a selection of transcribed oral ghost stories.

Further information about the project is available at the artist’s website: www.corinnebotz.com


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