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Artist Fernando Orellana may have invented a device to help ghosts reconnect with the world of the living. In a new project called Shadows Fernando is designing interactive devices for the ghosts of the recently deceased. He calls them "techno effigies." To make these devices, Fernando visits estate sales and picks a single item that he feels may have been important to the person recently passed. Then he constructs the device to help the ghost use the object. For example, one device called Her Bell is equipped with a simple mechanism that rings the brass bell Fernando found at the home of a deceased bell collector. To detect the presence of ghosts, Fernando's devices continuously monitors the immediate environment for changes in temperature, infrared light, and electromagnetic waves --- factors believed by paranormal researchers to indicate the presence of a spirit. If a a ghost is detected, the device is triggered.
Bjoern Meyer-Ebrecht makes, collages, sculptures and drawings that draw on found imagery of post war architecture. Bjoern's work deals not so much with the architecture itself, but what architectural forms can tell us about society, politics and ideology.
Suzan Hoeltzel and Yuni Villalonga are the curators of Contemporary Cartographies, an exhibition at the Lehman College Art Gallery, that looks at the ways artists are using the visual language of maps to explore their ideas. For some of the artists in the show, maps are a format to organize information, while others use the concepts of mapping to tell a personal narrative or invent imaginary places. Others use maps themselves as the materials for their artwork.
That's Artist Fernando Orellana and he thinks he just may have a device to help the ghost among us reconnect with the world of the living
On the show this week: Bjoern Meyer-Ebrecht. Bjoern makes, collages, sculptures and drawings that draw on found imagery of post war architecture. His work deals not so much with the architecture itself, but what architectural forms can tell us about society, politics and ideology.