N.Lichtig, Ghosttrap — photography variable size + installation (photoluminescent silkscreen prints, timer, lights) + performance (headphones, microphone, vinylplayer, speaker, vynil, sometimes projection). 2007—ongoing.
With Ghosttrap I'm collecting anonymous interviews of people telling their fears. I then print these texts as silkscreens, keeping the prosody and singularities of each speaker. For some of these stories I make long exposure photographs of places where these fear might have taken their origin. Sometimes I resay these stories, as a performance. I listen to the original text via headphones, repeating them aloud.
Ghosttrap is a three part work, consisting of a light installation, a performance and a series photography which I show separately or next to each other but in distinct rooms:
The texts are shown as an installation consisting of 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 is dark.
As a performance, I re-say the testimonies collected. They have been printed on vinyl by Dokidoki records Paris. I use this vinyl during the performance— I'm listening to it via headphones and resay the testimonies, turning the back to the public. Sometimes I show some of the photographs as some texts are related to photographs and others are not.
The series photographs consist of long exposure silver prints. Not all stories relate to a photograph. To underline this lacunar aspect, they are hung with spacings, indicating the missing picture.
2018 in: Nachtstücke, cur. by Heidi Brunnschweiler, Galerie für Gegenwartskunst, Freiburg
2017 in: Ghosttrap, cur. by Susanne Prinz, Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin
2016 in: Art & Anthroplogy, cur. by Heike Fuhlbrügge, Galerie am Körnerpark, Berlin