GHost invites you to the church of St John on Bethnal Green for an unforgettable night of artist films, performances and moving image interventions which explore the ghostly, the ephemeral and the paranormal from the point of view of the ghost hunter..

Curated by Dr Ricarda Vidal & Sarah Sparkes.

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In the lofty shadows of this atmospheric John Soane church, hosts and guests become GHost-hunters bedazzled by artist films on a movie-sized screen in the nave, and haunted by moving images, transmissions, interventions and performances in the foyer, belfry and beyond...

There will be hot seasonal drinks and soup to warm you on a cold winters night. Note: The exhibition can be viewed throughout the night 6pm - 10pm and the film screenings in the nave start at 8.30 pm.

Rebecca Feiner, 'Everyday Abandoned' & 'LOST'

The film 'Everyday Abandoned', which is shown in the belfry's 'natural' confessional booth is a series of intense visual fragments of every day abandoned hauntings & memories exploring textures and absence capturing the mystery from a child's point of view of both horror and wonderment at their surroundings. The film has audio of train tracks and city traffic & was originated on VHS so that visually the colours bleed into soft edges.

film still from 'Everyday Abandoned' by R.Feiner

Exploring the continued theme of absence & haunting a small object-based work accompanies the film at the small curved landing entrance to the Belfry: two tiny white leather little girls shoes of the style associated with confirmations & weddings which will be spot lit- this piece is called LOST.

The Belfry
St John on Bethnal Green
200 Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9PA United Kingdom

Image by Brady Mallalieu Architects

The Belfry is a free exhibition space allowing artists to respond to the architecture and ambience of its location, within the context of this John Soane grade one-listed building, the local community and geography.

The Belfry project was initiated by Ami Clarke and Ananda Pellerin in 2007 and is now managed by St John on Bethnal Green.