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Strange Attractor Press presents: We Haunt You While You Watch

A 'High Static Dead Lines' launch event featuring Kristen Gallernaux and Dave Tompkins

 Image: Kristen Gallerneaux

Image: Kristen Gallerneaux

Doors: 7:00pm

Admission £5 in advance


Trees rigged up to the wireless radio heavens. 

A fax machine used to decode the language of hurricanes. 

A broadcast ghost that hijacked a television station to terrorize a city.

A failed computer factory in the desert with a slap-back echo resounding into ruin.

Kristen Gallernaux’s High Static Dead Lines is a literary mixtape exploring the entwined boundaries between sound, material culture, landscape and esoteric belief. 

The objects and stories within span from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day, touching upon military, communications, and cultural history. A connective thread is the recurring presence of sound—audible, self-generative, and remembered—charting the contentious sonic histories of paranormal culture.

This launch event will feature the UK premiere of Kristen’s short film, The Hum, readings, live music and a discussion with Dave Tompkins, author of How to Wreck a Nice Beach (Melville House, 2010) and the introduction to High Static, Dead Lines.


Earlier Event: October 5
Cathy Ward : Sub Rosa