Sound extract (The dog and the snake)

Sound extract (Nobody)

Sound extract (She is my hero)

Sound extract (He was really perfect)

N.Lichtig, Ghosttrap — video (filmed performative lecture), variable length / performative lecture (headphones, vinyl and vinyl player, microphone, speaker) / photography 30x40cm / silkscreenprints, 50x70cm / sometimes: timer, lights, 2007—ongoing


"The series Ghosttrap pairs collected stories of individual fears with photographs. The stories are collected and then retold by the artist, listening to the interviews via headphones, repeating them aloud, trying to keep the particular prosody of each speaker, assigning pictures to them. However the assignation is hesitating, and a photograph could replace another. The viewer's role is to then reconsider the relationship between the photographic object and language, having to reconcile the impureness of the spoken and/or written word, its emotional charge, and the long-exposure photographs, that seem to be related to the story told, but not necessarily. As not all stories relate to a photograph, the hanging of photographs are arranged in order to underline this lacunar aspect, through a variability of the spacings. Concerning the texts, being printed with photoluminescent ink, they are only readable when the room gets dark."

2021 in:
Muj Utek, Zamek, Poznan, Poland, curated by Jagna Domzalska.
Image fantôme, Goethe Institut / Anca Poterasu Gallery, Bucharest, curated by Cristina Stoenescu.
Sammeln, Lesen, Denken, Institut Marc Bloch, Berlin, Germany, organized by Marion Picker.
2018 in:
Nachtstücke, Galerie für Gegenwartskunst, Freiburg, curated  by Heidi Brunnschweiler. Text by Heidi Brunnschweiler:  in German / in English
2017 in:
Ghosttrap, Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, curated by Susanne Prinz.
2016 in:
Art & Anthroplogy, Galerie am Körnerpark, Berlin, curated by Heike Fuhlbrügge.