‘Double Ghosts’ is a multi-part exhibition that traverses the Pacific drawing on historical fragments, traces and ghosts from the coasts of Chile to a mountain cemetery in Taiwan.
Bridging curatorial and artistic practice, George Clark’s work explores the history of images and how they are governed by culture, technology and social political conditions. Exploring the status and potential of unrealised and fragmented histories, the exhibition draws together 35mm film, sound recordings, script fragments, photography and archival material filmed and gathered in Chile, France and Taiwan. The project draws on research into temple film projectionists and an unfinished film made in Taiwan by prolific filmmaker Raul Ruiz (1941-2011) who made most of his films nomadically after his political exile from Chile in 1973. The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of events and workshops that reflect upon the themes of the exhibition and provide a variety of exercises to improve the circulation between the real and the virtual, drawing on animist practice, Taoist philosophy and an ecological approach to life.George Clark: Double Ghosts, until 27 October, Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick Barracks, Berwick. berwickvisualarts.co.uk