Events | Sabine Scho und Matthias Holtmann: The Origin of Values – Prolog

Berlin | September 4, 2021 | 3:00 AM – September 5, 2021 | 9:00 AM (PDT)

Villa Aurora alumna, poet and photographer Sabine Scho and photographer Matthias Holtmann have traveled to places of formerly undisturbed nature such as the island of Vilm near Rügen, the Pantanal in Brazil and national parks in South Africa. In “The Origin of Values” they look at how these places have been economized; how soil has become a resource, the wilderness a cultivation area and the animal body an exchange value.

The prologue of this new work, shown here for the first time, starts in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Pantanal in Brazil, one of the largest contiguous inland wetlands and biodiverse hotspots on earth. The covetousness of the human species has led to unbridled land consumption for the cultivation of sugar cane and soy. The wetland continues to disappear; far away from the places where the “benefits” of this destruction are consumed in the forms of meat and ethanol.

An event in the framework of Salon Sophie Charlotte 2021: Life is life

What does it mean to be alive? What does it mean to be alive? How do we want to live in the future? This year's Salon Sophie Charlotte of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities invites you to a listening tour through life!

Put on your headphones and listen to voices and sounds from science and art on all the facets of life. Follow the listening tour from the urban Gendarmenmarkt, through the magnificent Leibniz Hall into the enchanted garden of the Academy and dare to look far into the future from the roof terrace, high above the rooftops of Berlin. Discover objects of life that are made to speak. Listen to the sound of the big city, the beating of the heart, the fascinating sounds of nature. Listen to stories of past and destroyed, of future and utopian life. Learn about the cultural technique of taxidermy, the basic building blocks of life in space, and the creation of custom mini organs.

An event of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the Annual Theme 2021|22 "Measuring the Living" with the participation of the Arab-German Young Academy, the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes e.V., the Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House e.V. and the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin, supported by the Gerda Henkel Foundation and the Fritz Thyssen Foundation.

Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Akademiegebäude am Gendarmenmarkt
Start: Jägerstraße 22/23, 10117 Berlin

Free Admission. RSVP required.

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