Ghostwalk, A Creative Haunting of Sehome Hill

‘Ghostwalk, A Creative Haunting of Sehome Hill’ is a locative media piece that celebrates the return of student voices to the WWU campus. 

Locative media treats location-based technology (such as GPS and Wi-Fi) as a canvas. This piece is a showcase of student work that explores themes of haunting, place, and (im)permanence. To create this piece, students in creative writing and audio engineering classes worked together to create a series of "ghosts" in the form of poems, short stories, songs, and radio plays that are tied to specific GPS locations on the Western campus and the nearby Arboretum. You can experience this piece by downloading the Gesso app onto your phone, and walking to the locations on the map. 

The piece will launch Thursday, October 27. To our knowledge, this is the first piece of locative art in Bellingham, WA. Please be advised that this work is similar to an “open mic” event, and some of the student works within it explore adult themes.

Starts: October 27, 2022

Occurs: Every day until December 22, 2022
Admission: Free!

Location: Western Washington University campus
516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225

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Produced By: The ghosts of Sehome Hill

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