Brave New World
by Mona Glass
This audiovisual installation takes you on a future journey up and down the valleys of utopian and dystopian states of our world, depicting the relation between humans and nature and showing how close Utopia and Dystopia seem sometimes and that often it is only a matter of perspective to decide on which side we stand.
The Project was developed for a Future- Politics- Conference, hosted by the NGO “Forum Umwelt und Entwicklung” and was installed in the dome of the former crematory, now known as the cultural space “Silent Green” in Berlin, Wedding.
Realising how simple it was drafting dystopian states of our world, compared to the difficulty of inventing utopian visions, without being cheesy, naive or unrealistic, was the main challenge initiating and motivating the idea of creating “Endlich”- Festival of Utopias.
about the artist
Mona Glass works as a conceptual artist. Born in Hamburg, she came to Berlin in 2010 to start her studies in art history and theatre science at Freie Universität Berlin. After finishing her BA in 2016 she entered the MA program “Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum” (stage design, scenography) at Technische Universität Berlin, graduating in 2018. Her artistic expression started out with painting, the curiosity of leaving the still and two- dimensional medium and a couple of years of work in a theatre made her move into a scenic room spectrum. Dealing with socipolitical questions of identity, social interaction and everyones individual impact on creating reality, she developes experimental movies, audiovisual installations and conceptual sculptures.
Most recently she initiated the foundation of “Experimentelles Zukunftslabor e.V.”, an interdisciplinary group of people realizing “Endlich”- Festival of Utopias, as their first act of a future- oriented project development, willing to be an active part of a sustainable change of environmental and social matters, aiming for the realization of positive future visions.