Ghosts in the Machine

Billy Cowie

Research output: Other contribution


Ghosts in the Machine is a twenty-five minute looped, projected 3D dance installation. The audience - wearing red/blue anaglyph glasses - see what appears to be three solid three-dimensional dancers in the same space as themselves. The three ladies: Jennifer Potter, Rachel Blackman and Victoria Melody dance, sing and joke their way through the twenty-five minutes. The topics of their discussions range from existentialism to ballpark-sex to media studies (though none of them is quite sure which cowboy film Marshall McLuhan was actually in). Hanging over them is the dread knowledge that at the end of the performance they have to do ‘the whole friggin thing all over again’ but somehow it turns out to be more fun than they thought.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBrighton, UK
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2009

Bibliographical note

Ghosts in the Machine was commissioned by Lighthouse (Brighton), and premiered by them as part of HOUSE, the Artists Open Houses new initiative for Brighton Festival. The work was funded by Arts Council England with additional support from the University of Brighton.


Lighthouse as part of House in Brighton Festival May 2009 (premiere)
British Council Showcase in Edinburgh Festival August 2009
Traverse Theatre Edinburgh November 2009
British Dance Edition Birmingham April 2010


  • Installation
  • stereoscopic
  • 3D
  • dance


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