Join us for a special launch event for our new book
High Static, Dead Lines by Kristen Gallerneaux
At The Horse Hospital, Colonnade, London, WC1N 1HX
Monday 8 October, from 7pm
Tickets £5 + booking fee
The evening will feature the UK premiere of Kristen’s short film, The Hum, readings, live music and a discussion with Dave Tompkins, author of How to Wreck a Nice Beach (Melville House, 2010) and the introduction to High Static, Dead Lines.
Copies of the book will be available at a discounted price, and Kristen and Dave will be happy to sign them.
Trees rigged up to the wireless radio heavens.
A fax machine used to decode the language of hurricanes.
A broadcast ghost that hijacked a television station to terrorize a city.
A failed computer factory in the desert with a slap-back echo resounding into ruin.
Kristen Gallerneaux’s High Static Dead Lines is a literary mixtape exploring the entwined boundaries between sound, material culture, landscape and esoteric belief.
The objects and stories within span from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day, touching upon military, communications, and cultural history. A connective thread is the recurring presence of sound—audible, self-generative, and remembered—charting the contentious sonic histories of paranormal culture.