Usman Haque’s latest project, Haunt, uses “. . .humidity, temperatures and electromagnetic and sonic frequencies that parapsychologists have associated with haunted spaces, this project aims at building an environment that feels “haunted”: a non-visual architecture.” The object is to create a haunted space and “…demonstrate how the perceptions of space and objects in space are intricately affected by things we are not immediately conscious of. The work follows on from previous work we have undertaken to research the architecture of non-visual environments using sound, smell, electromagnetic and thermal phenomena.” Interesting idea to build the experience of “haunting” and Haque is now looking for people to help him create the perfect “haunted space.
From his call:
“As a participant you would be asked individually to spend up to one hour in the specially constructed chamber. Participation may involve periods of exposure to infrasound and/or magnetic fields. You may experience mildly unusual sensations and will be asked to keep a record of these….In some cases, participants will be exposed to neither phenomena, though these participants will not be informed of this until the end of the experiment. In these cases, participants will be given an opportunity to experience the space with all phenomena active, though the results will not be included in the dataset.” If you are interested in trying it out and are in the London area, shoot Usman an email – get it from his website. cool!
Oh, and I just saw RED EYE so I’m still kinda spooked.