GHOST was a multidisciplinary month-long programme of events and exhibitions at Guest Projects, Yinka Shonibare’s London residency space and funded by Arts Council England and other supporters.
GHOST was curated by the Marrakech based curatorial collective Mint Works, founded and run by Florence Devereux, Jean Feline and Tais Bean.
When exploring the interface between the ‘guest’ and the ‘host’, memories of generosity or conflict can flood in. In this time of global movement, when mobility can be voluntary or imposed, how do we meet each other? How do we listen to one another, offer care, embrace differences, learn new codes, and cultivate generosity?
Visitors could drop in throughout the day to enjoy alternative modes of care, one-to-one with artists or in small groups.
Jade Wilford, Nadia Berri and Jony Hallam presented a Käfig performance responding to what was in the exhibition space; art works and other performances acted as backdrop and props. Objects, sounds, movements and performers grew temporary spaces in which collective narrative emerged. Both their audience’s feedback and their personal experience speak of Käfig’s ability to create both the comfort and challenge to collectively go to a state a little outside ourselves as individuals.