THE REVENANT ARCHIVES: is an institution concerned with the visual and material culture of the paranormal. Consisting of artifacts, documents, ephemera, works on paper, and reconstructions, it uses folkloristic, parapsychological, and scientific means to offer new interpretations of ambiguous situations and to investigate the conflicts and byproducts of belief in society. Through a fusion of historical methodologies and contemporary art practices, Kristen Gallerneaux has presented a number of traveling exhibits, public lectures, and maintains the holdings of the physical archive space.
THAT EVIL MESS: is an art and speculative design collective with a roving cast of contributors located in the United States, Canada, and Norway. Its members promote the aesthetics that arise out of entropy; address the positive visual and psychological aspects that result from the faults, follies, and failings of the urban landscape; appreciate and catalog “unofficial” spiritual practices and odd interconnections in society. Principles of contact magic prevail here.
NEW WORK (2012, updates for 2013 soon):
Sounding the Sentinels: CLICK
Long Distance Telepathy Experiments: CLICK
The Hum / Infrasound Project: CLICK
Stories: Fetch / High Static, Dead Lines: CLICK
Animal Ghosts: CLICK
- Work from the Revenant Archives will be on view in San Diego's Space 4 Art exhibition The Unknown, April 27 - May 25, 2013. Opening reception April 27, 7-10pm.
- A chapter in the Ashgate Research Companion to Paranormal Cultures is forthcoming, November 2013: "The Gizmo and The Glitch: Telepathy, Ocular Philosophy, and other Extensions of Sensation."
- Neil's Yearbook, a project under the guise of That Evil Mess, is on view until April 26, 2013, in UC San Diego's Discursive and Curatorial Practice Initiative Gallery.
- A new collaborative work by That Evil Mess (with special guest, Esoteric Survey) will appear in the University of Michigan's Work:Detroit exhibition, Road Trip, June 28 - July 27, 2013. A collection of geological samples, images, sculptures, and a text, And Now We See That We Are Stars was developed out of fieldwork conducted at Cosanti and Arcosanti, AZ in March 2013. The project doubles as a memorial, and as evidence of the artistic enchantment with the desert environs and the things and potentialities to be found and lost there.