Ghost Hands

“Alien Hands” or “Ghost Hands” Syndrome is a category of conditions in which a person experiences their limbs acting seemingly on their own, without conscious control over the actions. The afflicted person may sometimes reach for objects and manipulate them without wanting to do so, even to the point of having to use the controllable hand to restrain the alien hand. While under normal circumstances, thought, as intent, and action can be assumed to be deeply mutually entangled, the occurrence of alien hand syndrome can be usefully conceptualized as a phenomenon reflecting a functional “disentanglement” between thought and action.


Violin: Katrina Lee
Cello: Alice Allen


Isaac Phillips


Isaac Phillips is a composer and new media artist with a radical approach to creation that blends genres and idioms to create novel, humorous and often-times absurd art. Not limited to “contemporary music”, Isaac’s artistic output includes sound art, video art, websites, rap songs, memes, and AI bots. Many of his works explore themes of epistemology and the expression of humanity through ordered systems both physically and digitally. His work is inspired by and hopes to inspire the systems that develop in human culture, both online and in the real world.