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Announcing our Digital Residency with Sarah Duffy

Sarah Duffy, 'Seven Days'

We're delighted to announce our next Digital Resident, Sarah Duffy, whose residency runs for seven days from 31st October-6th November 2022. Every day, for the duration of the residency, new posts will appear on our website.

Over the past decade, Sarah Duffy has had an ongoing interest in the notion of virtual hauntings and internet based urban legends. Sarah is curious about how the advent of new technologies provokes deep-seated supernatural fears - from belief in early photography’s soul stealing potential, to suspicion around radio waves carrying the voices of the dead.

For this online residency, Sarah will set herself up as a digital ‘ghost hunter’, documenting the rise of technological hauntings and ghost stories, which she traces back to the 1998 Japanese horror film, Ringu. She will explore how glitches in emerging technologies are inducing new superstitions, as well as the very real threats lurking behind the technology we use everyday.

Keep an eye on our website and social media for updates.

Image from Live Performance The Aside 2022. Image Credit: Abby Quick

Sarah Duffy (b.1986) lives and works in London. Duffy graduated in 2013 with a MFA from Goldsmiths, University of London. Performances and exhibitions include Enjoy The Silence at The Camden Arts Centre, London; The Frequency of Magic at out_sight Gallery, Seoul; The Ol’ Switcheroo at Jupiter Woods, London and Nothing is - Everything Just Has been or will be at The Korean Cultural Centre, London. Selected residencies include: seMA Nanji, Seoul, South Korea; Lugar a Dudas, Cali, Colombia supported by The Triangle Network/Gasworks; Artlink, Fort Dunree, Donegal, Ireland; Schloss Wiepersdorf, Brandenburg, Germany; and The Clare Thorton Memorial Residency, Plymouth, UK. In 2020 Duffy joined the 5-year Acme Firestation live/work programme in London.