".....And Then I Returned It To The Sea".
ghost stories is a way of gathering people, of inviting a group of people
to imagine something otherworldly and spectral. All the ghost stories
I used were historically valid in that they were recorded in books or
on the Internet, written down as truth. The world is however divided
as to whether ghosts exist. The work therefore intervenes in the process
of how we make things true through the recording of information and
questions the fabric and principles of recorded truth.
The issue of truth and historic validity is fundamental to the project. Each story that I found was re-written as a newspaper article and photo-shopped into a real newspaper adding another layer of validity to the text but also a layer of confusion. When found as an isolated case on the beach the finder may take the object on face value and be touched by the oddity of the experience yet once seen as a multiple in the gallery space the magic is replaced by a suspision of the artifacts validity and truth.
" .And Then I returned it to the sea" was funded by the ACW