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