A séance of live sounds, images, stories – summoning ghosts
“I’d heard my Grandfather’s stories of spirits many times, but they were so strange, I was never sure if I’d really heard them, exaggerated them, or invented them myself.”
Sally Pomme Clayton – story / Panos Ghikas – sound / Fotios Begklis – film
Sally Pomme grew up hearing stories of spirits, the stories haunted her, until she brought them back to life! Night Visit summons ghosts, telling the strange stories of her ancestors’ experiences of spiritualism. A multi-layered narrative, where biography and myth merge with history and dream. Sally Pomme traces the cultural history of spiritualism from the 1800’s, when science tried to capture the invisible, to the mass bereavement of two World wars. Night Visit is innovative and immersive, the audience is surrounded by quadraphonic sound performed by Panos Ghikas, and vivid images manipulated live by Fotios Begklis. Sound and speech fracture and fuse, narrative and noise cut-up and coalesce. Night Visit conjures voices from the past.
“Night Visit – a mesmerizing performance.” Ljungby Festival, Sweden
“Night Visit – beautiful, original work.” Kicking the Bucket Festival, Oxford
Night Visit at The Swedenborg Society