Par Hasard

residency, NWNM

Malinconico is a place between was was and what could have been. A zone where light darkness and dark lightness become palpable.

In this skirmish landscape melancholy wanders, speaking in multiple voices. Its universal gloom twists and evolves and never returns in the same capacity. Yet in their search for a place, these personifications of melancholy sound unison: we want to be allowed to exist.

Can we contain melancholia instead of repressing it with medication or locking it up in institutions or living rooms? What place can melancholy still hold in society? In this work, interviews with different people about their specific relationship to melancholy form the basis of an account that, shifting between abstraction and the concrete, gives voice to the many states of melancholy.