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THE AGENCY: 

S O L A S T A L G I A

GLASSHOUSE #8

Thursday - Sunday, 16:00 / 18:00

“Solastalgia” is a neologism originating from consolation (sōlācium, solace) and -algia (pain, sorrow, grief) with echoes of the word “nostalgia”. According to Glenn Albrecht, solastalgia is “…a form of homesickness
one gets when one is still at home.” The word describes the melancholic feeling of people whose environment changes so much due to global warming, that it is hardly recognizable as home.

In the installation SOLASTALGIA, visitors encounter a desert-like landscape of calcium carbonate, which provides fertile ground for associations of a post-apocalyptic earth or a lunar landscape. Here SOLASTALGIA turns into a game: “Welcome to the end of your world”. A simulation in which three avatars act out the farewell to the world as we humans know it – and imagine a world after human beings. Game supervisor “Nature” guides them through various levels, from resistance to acceptance, always ranging between the hope of still being able to do something and the temptation to indulge in a cheerfully nihilistic “Let’s enjoy our endings together”. Searching for insights, exit strategies and comforting narratives, the three avatars finally face the metamorphosis. The audience is invited to observe.

dates:
23.06.22, 6 pm (premiere)
24.06.22, 6 pm
25.06.22, 4 pm
26.06.22, 4 pm

29.06.22, 6 pm
30.06.22, 6 pm
01.07.22, 6 pm
02.07.22, 4 pm
03.07.22, 4 pm



S O L A S T A L G I A is the live outcome of the digital work N U R T U R Æ L which was developed in January 2022. S O L A S T A L G I A was co-produced with the LOTHRINGER 13 HALLE in Munich and funded by the KULTURREFERAT DER LANDESHAUPTSTADT MÜNCHEN.

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  • Performance:

    THE AGENCY

    Performers:

    Challenge Gumbodete

    Liina Magnea

    Kate Strong

    Sounddesign:

    Nile Koetting,

    Nozomu Matsumoto

    Voice-Over:

    Mona Vojacek Koper


    Video, Camera & Edit:

    Lea Hopp


    Artistic Production:

    Sofie Luckhardt

    Technical Director:

    Amina Nouns

    Outside Eye:

    Sarah Johanna Theurer

    Artistic Support:

    Veronika Müller-Hauszer

    Scenography Support:

    Nevo Bar

    Technician Light/Sound:

    Martin Siemann, Joannis Murböck


    Photo Credit:

    Philip Frowein

    Glasshouse Berlin and Kulturreferat der Landeshauptstadt München