We are already dead. The Art of Ending(s). A short encounter with artistic approaches to Endings
You enter a dark room, the door behind you closes, the light changes and you find yourself in a whole different world. Inside it looks and feels like nothing you’ve ever known before, maybe you hear a soft sound, something is buzzing beneath your feet, the smells and sounds are un- familiar. You look around and slowly accept this new perspective. You let yourself be brave and take another step into this new world. You forget about your expectations, about your day, your worries, about your human body and the materiality of the walls around you. The premise is clear: This is an art space, a theatre maybe, and you are going to spend the next moments of your life, minutes, hours, the whole day or night, here in this room with other bodies around you, sharing this experience, not sure what will happen exactly..
The L13 READER NR 3 is published as part of the project N U R T U R Æ L. With N U R T U R Æ L, the performance group THE AGENCY develops a speculative scenario for a possible post-human world for the Lothringer 13 Halle, in which collaborative survival, mutual awareness and care for one another form the prerequisite for a possible post-human way of being together. The exhibition N U R T U R Æ L presents works by Kanako Azuma, Sarah Doerfel, Nile Koetting and THE AGENCY. With the performative installation SOLASTALGIA, THE AGENCY will open a space of farewell to the centrality of man in an ecosystem destroyed by him from 23 June - 3 July 2022.
In the idea of accompanying publishing, texts and visual material will successively be made accessible that are related to the themes and questions of the project and open up further spaces of thought. The contributions will be made available both online and in print on site and can be individually compiled by visitors.