This week on Art Uncovered my guest is Carl Deihl. Carl is a Portland-based artist whose work examines the intersections between folklore and the supernatural and communications technology. His projects take the form of video essays and pseudo-scientific lectures that use unexplained phenomena, like Big Foot and poltergeists, as jumping off points to investigate the glitches, errors, and unexpected aberrations of obsolete technologies. These projects fall under a body of work called “Metaphortean Research” —- a term Carl coined to describe his process — which he explains on the show.
Carl spoke with me recently over the phone from Portland about Metaphortean Research, circuit bending and a new project he’s working on that deals with a famous hoax involving a disgruntled atheists, a stone giant and P.T. Barnum.
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