Photos by Anna Blumenkranz

Inspired by Afroditi Psarra and Martin de Bie’s EMF Sensing workshop, I decided to create a device for ‘Modern Ghostbusting’- a kite. An electromagnetic field is a physical field produced by electrically charged objects. In Ghost Hunting, an EMF detector is used to detect fluctuations in the electromagnetic field. When a fluctuation is detected, it is typically the sign of a ghost. My ‘Modern Ghostbusting’ kite uses the surface of the kite as an antenna to detect and amplify the electromagnetic field. Your typical EMF detector is handheld, therefore it can only detect ghosts when they are on the ground or in range of the detector. The ‘Modern Ghostbusting’ kite can detect ghosts at a range of altitudes. 


Sasha de Koninck is an artist and researcher from Santa Monica, CA. She decided to leave the west coast and all of its wonderful weather to explore the city of Baltimore and the greater east coast to complete her undergraduate education at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She graduated in 2013 with a B.F.A. in fibers, a minor in creative writing and a concentration in sound art. The next leg of her journey led her to the Windy City, where she graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an MFA in Fiber and Material Studies. She is currently a PhD student in Intermedia Art, Writing and Performance at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she works with Laura Devendorf.

Things to -un-

Unlearning|Unmaking|Unforgetting| Unpracticing|Unembodying|

Process of discovery
Unlearning with hands
Unlearning the hand

Things that are ingrained
Things that are inherent
Things that are heir apparent

Playing with language
Playing with shape
Changing forms

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