Station House Opera: Dissolved

6-22 March 2014

Installation open Wednesday-Saturday 11am-5pm (free)

Performances on Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7.30pm (Tickets £12/ £8 concessions booking required)

Masters of reconstructed reality, Station House Opera have expanded their reach and created a truly international work that gives visitors the chance to (almost) be in two places at once. Using telematics and live video streaming to dissolve creative public spaces in London (Beaconsfield) and Berlin (Sophiensæle), DISSOLVED is an installation and performance that brings people from both cities into dynamic connection, in a meditation on the instability of culture and identity.

By day the installations are open for visitors to explore the transformed spaces with their international counterparts: merged and overlaid, people and objects find they are both one thing and another, sometimes dissolving together to make a third.

By night the installation is brought to life again at 7.30pm when visitors find their place, merging with the audience gathering in Berlin to watch a group of three performers in both locations create a parable for our globalised times.

DISSOLVED is a collaboration between Station House Opera, Berlin-based artists Florian Feigl and Christopher Hewitt, with Beaconsfield and Sophiensæle, produced by Artsadmin.

Click here for more information about the production

DISSOLVED Special Events

Thursday 6 March: Preview 6-7.30pm (free), followed by Performance Premiere at 7.30pm. Tickets available – limited capacity

Friday 14 March at 6pm: DISSOLVED Book Launch

Join us to celebrate the launch of this new publication of fifteen prints. The book makes physical the electronic form of DISSOLVED. Text by Patrick Coyle and images by Julian Maynard Smith.

£12 launch price.
Installation open for all visitors until 7.15pm

DISSOLVED by Station House Opera, photo by Hydar Dewachi

Saturday 15 March 2-4pm: n.paradoxa and Ff group Feminist Salon

London venue: Beaconsfield, 22 Newport Street, Vauxhall, London SE11 6AY

Berlin venue: Sophiensæle, Sophienstraße 18, 10178 Berlin, Germany

This one-off event is an extension of n.paradoxa’s series of feminist art salons run with Beaconsfield last year and will link women from London and Berlin in a forum for professional exchange.

The event is free but women artists, curators and writers who would like to participate must register by emailing: where more detailed information is available

The salon is a collaboration between n.paradoxa, ff group, and Beaconsfield, using the telematics setup of DISSOLVED and personal Skype accounts. It takes place within public opening hours and non-particpants are welcome to observe.

Schools Workshops

Tuesday 18 + Thursday 20  March

Read about Cathedral Primary School in Southwark’s visit here.

Friday 21 March 11am-1pm: Enemies of Good Art Open Public Meeting

London venue: Beaconsfield , 22 Newport Street, Vauxhall, London SE11 6AY

Berlin venue: Sophiensæle, Sophienstraße 18, 10178 Berlin, Germany

Enemies of Good Art seeks to investigate the possibilities of combining art practice and family commitments, encouraging participation by parents and their children in a series of public discussions and art based events.

Enemies of Good Art will hold their next open public meeting within the context of DISSOLVED and will share their meeting with a counterpart group of artist parents and children in Berlin, hosted by Sophienshaele, former centre for the revolutionary left.

Bring laptops, toys and colouring materials to Skype with Berlin during the meeting.

Babies and small children welcome.


Click here to download a press release for this project

Click here to book tickets for the evening performances


Developed through an AHRC Fellowship at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and British Council and by Haupstadtkulturfonds/HKF.


Image: DISSOLVED by Station House Opera, photo by Hydar Dewachi

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