Ghost Station is the new exhibition from ArtHertz, staged at Bletchley Park – the home of code breaking 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 (featured on BBC Radio 4) – 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 Hut 11. 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, Esther Johnson’s ‘Analogue Kingdom’ and ‘Tune In’. There will also be a closing party and premiere of the war pigeon short, ‘Gustav’ by Dennis Da Silva on 30th September
SHOW OPEN TO PUBLIC FROM 6TH SEPTEMBER – 30TH SEPTEMBER. PRIVATE VIEW STRICTLY BY INVITATION ONLY.