Playground for the dead aims to channel deceased with items they left behind

If you want to see ghosts, you just may get a sign from the afterlife at artist Fernando Orellana‘s “Shadows” exhibit. For the interactive installation, Orellana employs objects from the recently deceased to lure them back to play. The paranormal playground includes tools to detect the ghosts when and if they return.

For the exhibit, Orellana, a New York-based new media artist, gathered items from estate sales to allow spirits to return to their treasured belongings. He then employed ghost-sensing technology often used in paranormal research to monitor the return of the deceased. Orellana outfitted the items with devices to measure sudden fluctuations in temperature, infrared, and electromagnetic readings to offer insight into any paranormal happenings.

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