Ektos is the Greek word for 'outside' and lends itself to the English word ectoplasm, the physical substance left behind by paranormal presences like ghosts. Ireland is in the grip of an unprecedented homelessness crisis with official figures at over 10,000 people registered homeless, of which over 4,000 alone are children. Estimates by independent organisations on the ground put the figures much higher, and despite a wealth of vacant properties across Dublin and beyond, the numbers grow daily. If registered homeless are unable to find accommodation in a hostel for each night, they are entitled to a free sleeping bag, which having being shed each morning, now litter the city streets like ectoplasm. They provide a ghostly, constant reminder of a problem that remains unsolved, insufficiently addressed, and is one of the biggest challenges facing Irish society today.