MADLEN HIRTENTREU "Motel Dyschronia" PREMIERE

According to Jennifer Mills, dyshcronia is the syndrome of the future.

It signifies a drenched nostalgia for the present.
Disjointed & disconnected perception of time, disjointed & disconnected perception of self: there is an overwhelming confusion of cultural and temporal systems.
In other words dyschronia can be called a temporal separation that explains the confusion about time, arising from perplexity between concepts and symbolism.

Lack of comprehension, awareness, ability to manipulate concepts of time as such.

No further specifications of the symptoms have been described. Therefore we have invented a research center called "Motel Dyscronia", located in a geographical depression. Under the name of ‘’Motel’’, a shadow research center has been set up, where 8 co-creators have been invited, hereinafter referred to as members of the scientific band X.

"Motel Dyschronia" is a procedure and a game.
The main motive of the scientific band X is to describe time spaces and images through soundscapes.
One of the principles of the game is to navigate between emerging and established levels with an open psyche.
None of the players meet on the same level during the game.

On the same level in the same room.
The joints stay open.


The structure of the procedure-game is based on breaking the syndrome into pieces whilst adding a single dose of a drug X - Hope.
The components are: cause of dyschronia, effect on the psyche, its consequences, liberating dyschronia from negative connotation, making friends with constant changes, aspiration to combine observations + game, as a result creating new context and levels throughout the experiment, interpreting the unknown and finding possible human factor X - Fragility.

ᶜᵘᵗ ᵃᵈʳⁱᶠᵗ ⁱⁿ ᶜʰʳᵒⁿᵒˢ, ⁱˢ ⁱᵗ ᵖᵒˢˢⁱᵇˡᵉ ᵗᵒ ʳᵉᵃᶜʰ ᵃ ᶜᵒᵐᵐᵒⁿ ⁿᵉʷ ˡᵉᵛᵉˡ ᵇʸ ᵇᵉⁱⁿᵍ ᵘⁿⁱᵗᵉᵈ ⁱⁿ ᵗⁱᵐᵉ?

We are the scientific band who plays live in a video game on different levels.
Except that there is no video game. There is a ‘’Motel’’, which has no physical levels.


Attention! It is an experimental research center.
‘’Motel Dyscronia’’ offers a procedure: a band playing a video game without the video. Most importantly, it is a band that is not in the video game.
If you have a brain tickle during consumption, we recommend that you play along instead of looking for answers.


Madlen Hirtentreu (1993) is an artist working at the interface between fine arts and performing arts.
In 2014 she graduated from IED Milan with a degree in visual culture and economics (BA), in 2017 from the Estonian Academy of Arts with a degree in installation and sculpture (MA). She has complemented her studies in Italy with material technology.
Madlen is interested in objects and mediums that can compete with the presence of the human body in its charge and intensity: an object that has come to life, a space in which the performer becomes a mediator or could be said one becomes a sculptor. Her approach is characterised by a constructive disregard for the boundary between the visual and the performing arts.
The artist is driven by themes such as the primal horizon, repetition, lost futures, and clinical conditions. Her technique can be described as a Frankenstein-like combination of technology and body horror, where the object and the mechanical system function as a unified tandem.
The eeriness of the unknown which in close up reveals signs of fragility by opening up new readings and meanings in untied time.
Hirtentreu has participated in exhibitions since 2015 and collaborated as an artist in the context of the performing arts.

Seeder IX: Madlen Hirtentreu
Activator II: Hello Upin
Resonator III: Liisa Hirsch
Rythminator IV: Tont aka Siim Kuusemäe
Research centre Caretaker V: Alissa Šnaider
Overwriter VI: Kalle Tikas
Mediator VII, VII.II: Eneli Järs, Kaie Küünal
Visiting Doctor VIII : Eva Meyer-Keller
Research centre Technical Director XX: Hans-Gunther Lock
Research centre Helping hands IIX, IIIX: Henry Kasch, Kristiina Tang
Research centre Co-producers XVII: Kanuti Gildi SAAL ja Madlen Hirtentreu
Research centre supporter XXI: Cultural Endowment of Estonia
Research centre special thanks XXX: Hans-Otto Ojaste, Jaan Meikup, Hendrik Kaljujärv, EKA New Media department
Premiere: 7.02.2022, Kanuti Gildi SAAL

Duration: 75’
In Estonian and English

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