Ghost Station, Bletchley Park
Date uploaded: September 5, 2012
Ghost Station is the new exhibition from ArtHertz staged at Bletchley Park - the home of codebreaking during World War II and the birthplace of modern technology. The month long event is part of the Milton Keynes Heritage Open Days - Summer of Culture 2012 and explores themes of codes, code-breaking and messages, Alan Turing, the role of pigeons and women in World War II.
The exhibition also explores the ongoing ArtHertz agenda of the analogue / digital distinction. Ghost Station will also include the critically acclaimed collaborative piece, Station X which was first shown and conceived for display at MK Gallery Project Space - an installation that documents the Bletchley buildings with sound, film, photography and surfaces. Over 20 selected contemporary artists' work will be interspersed amongst the museum's exhibits in Hut 8, the Bombe Hut and the Cafe in Hut 4.
The Enigma Cinema at Bletchley will also play host to screenings of short films curated by Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival and ArtHertz presenting the UK Premiere of Al Croseri's feature length film,’The Pigeoneers’ on Sunday 9th Sept 11AM (By Invitation Only) and again on Sunday 23rd Sept at 2PM. Esther Johnson's 'Analogue Kingdom' and 'Tune In' on 16th Sept at 2PM. There will also be the closing party and premiere of the war pigeon short, 'Gustav' by Dennis Da Silva on Sunday 30th September 2PM (By Invitation Only).
Ghost Station is open to the public from 6th September - 30th September, 9.30 AM - 5PM. VIP Private View 6 - 9PM Friday 7th (By Invitation Only). Reception to be held in the ballroom of the mansion with an analogue electro DJ set from Reuben Wu of Ladytron.
Free Entry for MK post codes between 6th & 9th September Milton Keynes Heritage Open Days - Summer Of Culture 2012.
Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes MK3 6EB
Adults £12, Children 12 - 16 £6
Children under 12 FREE and Family Ticket: £26 (Two adults + Two children aged 12 to 16)
For further information contact: Dennis Da Silva: firstname.lastname@example.org / 07816513975