Swamp of Wonders

Miraculous signs of nature, terrifying celestial phenomena, and jags of fire flying from the sky - early modern apocalyptic depictions looked very different from today’s dystopian visions of the future. But what do contemporary projections of the future look like?

Partly serious, partly poetic and sometimes caricaturistic and humorous , the artists of the exhibition explore our reality and current dystopian visions of the future. However, they also reflect on the possibilities of protest and escape from it. Hypothetical, absurd and pseudo-documentary scenarios provide insights into a possible reordering of our world. Constantly oscillating between the apocalyptic and the utopian, they provide ambiguous images of desire and horror.

6 pm Welcome by Yolanda Kaddu-Mulindwa, Greetings from City Councillor for Culture of Neukölln Karin Korte and Introduction by the curator Daniela Nadwornicek
7 pm Concert by Liquid Brain Orchestra (Kryptox records) + special guest
8 pm DJ set by A.tari // 70s Sci-Fi / Afro House

Image for Swamp of Wonders
© Barnabás Sebessy
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