Friends in High Places | Screenings as part of the Resonating Bodies programme

February 5, 2024

Programming designed to inspire, challenge and entertain
The Levinsky Gallery exhibition series opens with Resonating Bodies, exploring the complexities of relationships between humans and machines. The exhibition responds to the fragility and uncertainty that we face in our increasingly digital and automated world. At a time when our sense of being is in a state of flux, the artists, Karen Abadie and Laura Rosser, lean into this unknown through the materiality of the machine. 
This interactive exhibition has inspired related programming across film, with Ghost in the Shell, Friends in High Places and Brian and Charles. In addition to its own series of Bitesize gallery talks, many featuring University of Plymouth academics across a range of disciplines and research areas, there’s opportunity to flex your own creativity, taking part in workshops with the artists.
Spaces for can be booked here.
The artists selected this film for how magic and spirituality are framed as everyday technologies. Media artist Florian Cramer has been influential in the way he talks about the post-digital and ‘analog magic’ in response to Lindsey Merrison’s 2001 Friends in High Places and Nat spiritualism in Myanmar.
You can read more about Florian Cramer’s ideas of the post-digital here.