Las Venus Resort Hotel: Hang Out Dimensional Slice Download
Sonja Khalecallon receives guests Vera Modena and Super Taus for an intergalactic and inter dimensional hang out at Las Venus Resort Palace Hotel.
2018, Installation and performance/larp
Las Venus Resort Hotel: Hang Out Dimensional Slice Download is a multi-dimensional science-fiction environment downloaded to earth. The hotel’s owner, Sonja Khalecallon performs femininity to the point of short-circuit, breakage, and collapse in durational dystopian performances. Years in the future, Earth’s orbital path collided with another planet causing the wealthy to leave earth in search of new planets to colonise. Minorities and people from lower class were left behind on the ecologically deteriorating planet. With no option of escape, Khalecallon uses her feminine mystique to build up a hotel empire. Doing anything she can to keep herself afloat with limited resources, she builds the hotel in order to survive. The hostess embodies the female trait of “multitasking” by offering herself as cook, cleaner, aestheticist, entertainer, and manager. Viewers become guests in her mystical empire and the site becomes a destination within the exhibition itself. The installation is composed of the post-apocalyptic plastic waste of all things non-biodegradable evincing a retro-futuristic flare referencing classist aesthetics by creating the opposite of a what can be considered refined taste. The installation critiques notions of imposed realities, urgent issues in gentrification and ecology, as well as the zones of resistance that emerge in pre-gentrified minority communities.