Carolyn Lambert's solo exhibtion Solastalgia at Apothecary Gallery

Solastalgia, 2018

Installation composed of three single channel videos (Part 1, 2, and 3 of the Solastalgia Cycle), 5-gallon
water bottles, diffuser (neroli, viviter, bergamot), bananas, coffee beans, ottoman, Crocs.

The videos of the Solastalgia Cycle address the psychological and emotional implications of life in the
Anthropocene—dealing with grief and loss in particular. Each video relates to a different node on the
Kübler-Ross Grief Model (denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance), centering on the body and
physiological experience, and conjuring a subject grieving the terminal prognosis of life as we know it.


The installation objects reference the aesthetics of the home/office—the bleeding of working and
being—juxtaposed to the videos, which are preoccupied with the natural world.

Claire Pentecost wrote an essay to accompany this exhibition.

installation shot at Apothecary Gallery in Chattanooga, TN
Broadsheet, image side: an , Performance for a Permeable Body by Carolyn Lambert
Broadsheet, text side, Performance for a Permeable Body by Carolyn Lambert and David Court