ETHER TELEGRAMS is a multidisciplinary performance conceived and directed by Janie Geiser, based on three ghost stories by Edith Wharton. Ether Telegrams merges masked performers, bunraku figures, and projected 16mm film to explores the realm of the uncanny, as it exists side by side with daily life. A letter arrives years late, a stranger is glimpsed on the road, a silent radio is suddenly alive with sound. The accumulation and overlay of unusual events creates a sense of mystery, compression and apprehension.
Music composed by Chip Epsten
Ether Telegrams was presented at UCLA’s Skirball Festival, CalArts, and St. Ann’s Warehouse (Brooklyn).