N.Lichtig, Ghosttrap— performance (headphones, vinyl and vinyl player, microphone, speaker, photography), installation (photography, 30x 40 cm each), silkscreenprints, 50x70 cm each, timer, lights), 2007—ongoing
With Ghosttrap I'm collecting stories of individual fears. I'm collecting these testimonies during my travels and subsequently make long exposure photographs referring to them. These interviews are made in English, even though neither the interviewees nor myself are native English speakers. As a performance, I re-say these stories listening to the interviews via headphones, repeating them aloud and assigning pictures to them. With the performance I'm interested to catch the particularities of language of each of the speakers, and how the repressed, interiority and the subjective appears in her or his speech, as well as the mental images these stories make arise.The projects evolves without a time frame and is ongoing.
Ghosttrap is a three part work. Depending on the context it is shown as a performance or in the form of an installation in two distinct rooms (photography, silkscreen prints, lights, timer). As an installation the texts are shown as silkscreen prints made with photoluminescent ink, a timer and flash lights, that go on and off every two minutes. The texts are only readable when the room gets dark. The series of photographs are shown in another room. Not all stories relate to a photograph, therefore the photographs are hung with spacings, underlining this lacunar aspect.
2021 in: Sammeln, Lesen, Denken (perfomance) organized by Marion Picker, Institut Marc Bloch, Berlin
2018 in: Nachtstücke (group) cur. by Heidi Brunnschweiler, Galerie für Gegenwartskunst, Freiburg
Text by Heidi Brunnschweiler: in German / in English
2017 in: Ghosttrap (solo), cur. by Susanne Prinz, Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin
2016 in: Art & Anthroplogy (group), cur. by Heike Fuhlbrügge, Galerie am Körnerpark, Berlin