Mon 10.06.2024 | 7 pm


Emma Adler, Elisa Jule Braun, Bitsy Knox, Maryna Makarenko

Curated by Gosia Lehmann

Exhibition, Performance

7 pm Reading Performance: twice repeated, love and death surface from its din

Urbanstr. 127, 10967 Berlin-Kreuzberg

The group-exhibition Earthlings at Solaris looks at erratic human behavior from ‘outsiders’ perspective, giving the feeling of watching post-apocalyptic David Attenborough’s animal documentary on the weirdest of the Earth’s species.  In her work ‘Depressed Animals’ Elisa Jule-Braun is tracking the movement of animals in captivity and translates them into ‘smart objects’ such as drones or cleaning robots. Maryna Makarenko follows the ‘stalkers’- young men who are looking for spiritual experiences in the post-nuclear Chernobyl plant. While Emma Adler looks into esoteric beliefs and hatred substituting religions in New-Far-Right. 

As a performative event at Project Space Festival Berlin Artist, writer, and radio producer Bitsy Knox will give a lecture entitled twice repeated, love and death surface from its din, which considers the collapse of information hierarchies through the braided loci of four events: a TV cult soap opera parody, a Harmolodic recording, an airplane hijacking, and a public transit strike.


Solaris is a project space run by artists working across new media. It is a small but versatile space that holds community meetings, screenings and exhibitions. Solaris was founded in 2020  by Valerian Blos, Chen Hsiangfu, Gosia Lehmann and Theresa R Dubbers.

Named after Stanisław Lem’s novel, it is a place for exploration of the unknown and impossible, with a specific focus on combining digital crafts with unusual materials and storytelling. One of the main objectives of Solaris is to maintain a community of friends and to be a welcoming and open space. Solaris celebrates a hands-on approach, provides a framework for independent cultural productions and fosters exchange between the artists.

Founding year: 2020

Seating: Floor seating (on straw)

Age groups: Suitable for all ages

Languages: English (reading performance and artist talks), We can always explain the exhibition in German or Polish (possibly Ukrainian)

Wheelchair users / Buggies: Ground level, the space might be a bit too small to move freely

Toilet: Not wheelchair accessible

Hearing impaired / Deaf people: Exhibition: suitable, Talk and performance: not suitable

Neurodiversity: The works require different attention span (some are easy to get at the first glance) and there is always someone at the exhibition who can provide some help. Video work has subtitles and voice over. Besides the visual and audio elements there are some haptic aspects such as straw.

Blind people: We can offer an individual guided tour for blind visitors (we did that in the past).

Further notes: Not recommended for people with a straw allergy.