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The Local Ghost Laboratory 2014 by Sera Waters

The Local Ghost Laboratory  2014

The Local Ghost LabOratOry:

Collecting anecdotal data on ghosts in South Australia


WHAT: The Local Ghost Laboratory is a data collection project: collecting stories, images & text from visitors about their ideas or experiences of ‘ghosts’.

WHERE: You are invited to come in (to Adelaide Central Markets, stall 61 from May 13-17 2014) and add your response to one of the four specially made books: What is a Ghost?, Haunted Sites, Ghost Stories and Do You Believe in Ghosts?

Alternatively you can email and Sera will add your response into the appropriate book.

*Please specify if you wish your name to be published alongside your contribution.


WHY: Stories are powerful, especially collectively. Often we carry around stories/thoughts/theories/experiences within us but there they remain. This is particularly true of stories about ghosts, spirits, or the unexplainable, which are considered by many questionable.  These books, as they become added to and read by many, will become a powerful reciprocal of the many and varied voices of people of our times and their thoughts about ghosts.  

WHO: You. This project is initiated by Sera Waters, an Adelaide based artist, but is carried forward by its contributors.

*Please note that by adding to these books you are giving your permission for your story to be shared to others writing and reading them within the scope of this project.

WHEN: Opening times for May 13-17 at the Adelaide Central markets are posted here. This is an ongoing project which began in April 2014. It will continue until the books are filled. They will then be donated to an appropriate public archive.