Technology and the Uncanny Meet at the Extra Fantômes Exhibit #ArtTuesday

Extra Fantômes, exposition à la Gaîté Lyrique du 7 avril au 31 juillet 2016. © vinciane verguethen/voyez-vous

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There is a Oui Ja table, a mirror haunted by animals, a phone that puts you in contact with ghosts, a clique of translucent cushions that breathe over your heads. But the exhibition goes way beyond the mystical and the supernatural…

Extra Fantômes, exposition à la Gaîté Lyrique du 7 avril au 31 juillet 2016. © vinciane verguethen/voyez-vous

After the first two rooms of fun and phantasms, the ride gets darker and the paranormal gets worryingly normal. The specters, spirits and impersonators become pervasive, intrusive, you can ignore them if you so wish but you can’t hide from them. They are made of the data we generate. They are our disembodied doppelgängers, our digital shadow and they relentlessly shed information about our opinions, routines, sexual preferences and working habits.

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