A spatial storytelling project by Lorenzo Sandoval with contributions from: Olga Balema, Patrick Burkhardt, Pieterjan Grandry, Ethan Hayes-Chute, John Holten, Mirak Jamal, Valentina Karga, Hanne Lippard, Dafna Maimon, Michele Di Menna, Antoine Renard, Santiago Taccetti, Clémence de La Tour du Pin, Alex Turgeon and Elvia Wilk.
A Soft Tragedy is conceived as a ‘navigable plot’ taking place along the Landwehr Canal which presents a raft journey narrated by a collective voice of writings, interventions, and artworks. Revisiting the first part of Homer’s Odyssey, the Telemachiad, the narrative aims to reformulate a foundational myth through the removal of the central hero and the addition of an overall premise of ‘gelification’ as it metaphorically applies to the contemporary condition. A map and schedule will be made public in the weeks preceding the event.
The public will meet at 15h and view the stages of the journey from the shore. A guide and map will be provided at the meeting point. The audience is welcomed to witness the story by bike, on foot, or on board your own boat.