SOLA / SIMUL is an aural and visual performance involving three performers. Translated from latin, meaning alone / together, it explores connection and disconnection in modern society. Using sound and images reflecting the natural and ethereal, it creates feelings of both tension and comfort in its viewers. The performance will take place multiple times throughout the night of the event, in various locations around the site. The darkness of the park and vastness of the night’s sky will enhance the experience and encourage the audience to share feelings of both community and solitude alongside the performers.
Rachel Shnapp is a Philosophy and Literature student at the University of Glasgow. She has primarily focused on photography and filmmaking up until now, and Sanctuary Lab will be her first step into performance art. Having managed the art and decor team at Eden festival in 2015 and 2016, she is involved in Dumfries and Galloway’s ever-growing art community.