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The Ghost in the Machine: Interactive art games event

22 March
6:00 pm
8:30 pm

12 artists, 12 games, 12 challenges – Come and play, if you dare!

Join 12 artists from diverse backgrounds for an evening of innovative multimedia art games based on the idea of the interactive. The event takes art out of the box and invites players to become the lead actors of art in the making by participating in the art experience as play and hunting down the ghost in the mind of 12 creators. All ages welcome.

‘The Ghost in the Machine’ is a widening participation and public dissemination art event of the CogLit Project (Literature and Art as a Cognitive Object), a two-year interdisciplinary research project based at the University of Brighton and funded by the European Commission. CogLit explores a radically new idea about the nature of literature and art as a unique output of the human mind and builds two-way interactions between literary and art study and the cognitive sciences.

There can be art without receiver. There can even be art without artwork. But there cannot be art without artist.

The artist is not a mere fabricator or ‘blind’ operant machine but a distinct creative consciousness to which every artwork –existing or possible– is traceable, even if the manufacturer of this artwork is not the artist herself.

Every time we experience an artwork, we essentially engage in an experience mediated by the creative conceptions of this distinct consciousness, the ghosts in its mental machine.

Organised by:

CogLit Project, European Commission
University of Brighton
Horizon 2020


The Game of Strife, Church of the Sissies, Cube and Line Oracles, Not One: a kinetic machine, Letters from the Unknown, Face the Mask, 4_We_R_Many, Spring’s Tree-Feller Poem-Seller, αλλουterra, The Ghost is a Flower, Words like Bricks, Outline of a Glass Cave

About the Artists


Sam Albatros, Craig Jordan-Baker, Theodoros Chiotis, Panayotis Ioannidis, Patricia Kolaiti, Lena Kallergi, Giovanni Marmont, Danae Sioziou, Andriana Minou, Xelís de Toro, Karl M V Waugh, Magdalena Papanikolopoulou

Video art by:

Adonis Volanakis, The pedagogy of the oppressed
Koper, One minute nest & Kids we’ll never have
Nadia Kalara, Diana prosthetics
Tim Young, Postmodern traveller
Eftychia Panagiotou, A. Mouzaki, S. Pantazis, I. Tzanetoulakou, Passageway
Patricia Kolaiti, The cake

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