If we could hear loneliness, what would it sound like? What would lonely objects tell us if they could speak, and why do we humans find it so difficult to talk about loneliness? Is it perhaps our own fault if we feel lonely, or is it society's responsibility to ensure that people do not become lonely in the first place - in old people's homes, in asylum centers, or on the street? And why can some people sit alone in a room for hours and meditate, while others feel lonely even in the midst of their family?
InSolo-Alone-in Solitudereflects an interdisciplinary group of artists* led by director Diana Rojas-Feile together with Basel-based people between the ages of 11 to 82 to reflect on these questions. The result is a three-day, multi-perspective art installation: an interactive and sensual meeting place for people who want to reflect together on the topic of loneliness. In the walk-in installation, visitors have the opportunity to listen to a polyphonic live radio broadcast, to do a guided meditation in the dark, to listen to the Surprise street choir, and to meet a wide variety of people who have themselves been affected by loneliness, among other things. The three days are rounded off with a panel discussion in which visitors are invited to discuss with loneliness experts from the fields of art, politics, and science.
Participants and additional information:
Artistic director, direction, concept
Markus Baumann (artlink)
Sound design, music, sound
Dramaturgy, writing workshops, text editing
Listening Sessions, Psychological Inputs
Emyl - Valérie Hess and Raphael Höglhammer
Jennifer Perez aka La Nefera
Lighting design, technology
Sayed Tareq, Peter Widmer, Malfino, Benjamin a.o. (interview partners)
Partners in the project
Pro Senectute beider Basel, the association Surprise, the expat association Basel Connect, Neubadschulhaus class 4a, Sekundarschule St. Alban 6th class, Telehilfe Basel - die Dargebotene Hand Basel, Internetcafé Planet 13, zen-integral.com
and other organizations.
With support of
Präsidialdepartement Basel Stadt, Abteilung Kultur, Kulturvermittlung, Christoph Merian Stiftung, Stiftung für Radio und Kultur Schweiz SRKS
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