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Karl Van Welden @OORTreders Festival 2022

22 oct.

Pelt, Belgium

with 'Solastalgia' with Frederik Croene

Pianist Frederik Croene uses the neologism 'Solastalgia' to refer to the mixture of emotions that climate change awakens in him: a feeling of mourning for the disappearing landscape, and fear of the looming ecological disaster as a result. This complex feeling is expressed in four compositions. Each is paired with a static video by artist Karl Van Welden, portraying four ships that had to deal with quarantine. Together, image and sound form a haunting metaphor for the current state of humanity.