Introducing... The paranormal φeer group

Befriending Ghosts – Digital Hauntings

Part of “Performing Arts Festival Berlin 2021”


German / English / With German subtitles / With English subtitles / 

Ein Mosaik aus verschiedenen quadratischen Fotos, das an Instagram erinnert.
Drei schwarz gekleidete Menschen stehen nebeneinander vor einer Glasbausteinwand und lächeln.

“Befriending Ghosts” searches through cyberspace for ghosts, glitches, bugs, traces, leftovers and spooky temporalities. Over the course of a digital scavenger hunt, the visitors explore abandoned chatrooms, deserted Zoom sessions and the comment function of website that have long since been forgotten. They can rewrite Google Docs, leave digital echoes and hold virtual séances. What does it mean to leave things for a seeming eternity in a time and place that is always current? Can we come a step closer to a collective ghostliness by playing together with the everlasting digital leftovers of other people? How can we become a glitch ourselves and become a digital ghost? A scavenger hunt like a sleepless night where you clamber from link to link, get stuck, lose you way, immerse yourself in strange lives and locations, become acquainted with the unknown and from which you look up from the computer, wake up and ask yourself: are they only ghosts?


Concept & realization: The paranormal φeer group (Jakob Boeckh, Maria Huber & Ole Hübner) / Performance: Armen Avanessian / Live performance: Buraq aka Burak Ertuerk, Neo Hülcker / Production management Volksbühne: Michael Ladner


  • Past
    Thu 27.5.2021, 18:00 / HAU4
    Thu 27.5.2021, 20:00 / HAU4
    Fri 28.5.2021, 18:00 / HAU4
    Sat 29.5.2021, 21:00 / HAU4

After this date still available at the HAUthek until 30.5.

If you have any further questions, get stuck in the online performance, encounter other problems or a ghost, please read these notes or feel free to send an email to Your messages will be read regularly and answered as soon as possible.

On the following dates you can reach the artists in the Telegram chat:

27.05., 18:00–20:00 / Artist Talk at 20:00
28.05., 18:00–21:00
29.05., 21:00–24:00



Originally broadcasted in cooperation with Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House by Volksbühne Berlin as part of the series “Arman Avanessian & Enemies”.



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