Pawel Althamer
  & Artur Żmijewski

James Lee Byars
Sophie Calle
  & Fabio Balducci

Center for Tactical Magic
Peter Coffin
Jennifer Cohen
Anne Collier
Christian Cummings
Trisha Donnelly
Douglas Gordon
Brion Gysin
Friedrich Jürgenson
Joachim Koester
Jim Lambie
Miranda Lichtenstein
Euan Macdonald
Jonathan Monk
Senga Nengudi
Paul Pfeiffer
Eva Rothschild
Mungo Thomson
All Artists

Port-mortem portrait of Friedrich Jürgenson, 1987/2006 C-print (Photograph by Claude Thorlin)
Presented by Carl Michael von Hausswolff

Friedrich Jürgenson
Archival recordings (1959-1987)
Presented by Carl Michael von Hausswolff
Courtesy The Friedrich Jürgenson Foundation

FRIEDRICH JÜRGENSON (1903 – 1987) Though he worked as a painter and film director, Friedrich Jürgenson is best known as the pioneer of Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP). An initial field recording of local birdsongs, fueled by a passion for ornithology, led him to a 28-year study of what he believed were spirits communicating with us through sound recording technologies. He continued his work searching the origins of his voices that he believed to be deriven from the hypothetical afterlife until his death in Sweden in 1987.

CARL MICHAEL VON HAUSSWOLFF (b. 1956, Linköping, Sweden) lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. He has been one of the two rulers of the imaginary kingdom of Elgaland-Vargaland—consisting of “the Border Territories: Geographical, Mental & Digital”—since its inception in 1992. A composer, visual artist, and curator, von Hausswolff has explored the intersections between radio frequency, electricity, and the paranormal. Hausswolff has become an expert on the work of his friend Friedrich Jürgenson, and is the Chairman of the Friedrich Jürgenson Foundation. He has been featured several times at the Venice Biennial (2001, 2003 & 2005), as well as in major exhibitions including documenta X (1997); Sound Art-Sound as Media, ICC, Tokyo (2000); and Portikus, Frankfurt (2004).