Julika Welge

DMW / Irreality Office

The Irreality office treats reality as something unreal. The space is designed to make this possible. People occupy a physical but render-like environment where materials, space, and interaction have unusual behaviour. The project doesn’t question what is reality, but rather opens up the participants to new realities that can enrich their lives. We tend to have a clear definition of what is true and what is not. We trust science and take knowledge as fact, although we know it changes over time. During their stay guests are confronted with alternative versions or layers of reality. Exploring these phenomena encourages people to mistrust what we commonly consider certain as well as human ‘knowledge’ and ’truth’ in general. Reality is experienced in a more creative way.