Preceding the performative installation SOLASTALGIA as part of the exhibition N U R T U R Æ L at Lothringer 13 Halle in Munich in June 2022, the conversation format Sand Stories explores alternative narratives of catastrophism. What can be imagined out of the desert
SAND STORIES #3 Future Desert
with Ida Soulard, Abinadi Meza, and Viola Graef
Juli 10, 2022, 5 pm
The last Sand Stories gathering is also the closing of the exhibition N U R T U R Æ L
We meet the writer and curator Ida Soulard and artist Abinadi Meza who will present and discuss their publication "Manual for a Future Desert" (Mousse, 2021). The book “determines the coordinates for finding a future desert without deserting the future” and was an important source for the performance Solastalgia. Together, we will unpack the editor's artistic research and their approach to thinking, learning and unlearing with the desert.
The book launch will be followed by closing reflections on the themes introduced by the exhibition. This will be accompanied by a conversation with Viola Graef, a public health researcher working at the intersection of mental health, psychosocial well-being and the climate and ecological crisis.
SAND SORIES #2 with Kiran Pereira
April 17, 2022, 6 pm
We meet online via Zoom and speak mainly in English with live subtitles. Questions and comments in German are welcome. Registration possible here until Sunday, 17 April, 12 noon.
Kiran Pereira is the author of the book 'Sand Stories - surprising truths about the global sand crisis and the quest for sustainable solutions'. Born and raised in India, she completed a Master of Science from King's College, London, where she studied the effects of indiscriminate sand mining for her dissertation. Kiran is the founder of SandStories.org, a platform that works to find and communicate solutions to the global sand crisis by connecting science, policy and industry. Her work has been featured in the award-winning documentary Sand Wars and in media outlets such as The Economist, BBC Radio5, Al Jazeera, Le Monde Diplomatique and others. She currently lives in London.
SAND SORIES #1 with Elizabeth A. Povinelli
January 8, 2022
Elizabeth A. Povinelli is a critical theorist advocating for an anthropology of the otherwise. As a filmmaker she is one of the founding members of Karrabing Film Collective. The conversation will be facilitated by THE AGENCY and leave space for questions from all participants.
The conversation will be held in English. Questions and comments in German are welcome.