The Gallery at Casa presents A Stage Reading of Suicide Hotel

A crowd waits in a dystopian world

The Gallery at Casa presents A Stage Reading of Suicide Hotel

“Suicide Hotel” (dystopian novel): Lethbridge in the year 2112, a society where suicide is not only acceptable but publicly encouraged. Arthur gets his No-Defibrillator tattoo and is soon confronted with a much tougher decision, while the first successful time traveler lands in Lethbridge, 2022.

This Presentation will last about an hour, split between a staged reading and a Q&A.
– During the staged reading black & white pictures will be projected onto a big screen. These images are inspired by the novel “Suicide Hotel” and generated by Thorsten Nesch using an artificial intelligence platform to create images from textual descriptions. “Painting with words”.

– Leading up to the event Thorsten Nesch posts those pictures on his Instagram @thorstennesch

– Parallel to soundscapes and ambient-beds, songs will partially be played from the December album of his 1 EP a month series he started January 2022. The EPs are published on Bandcamp , Spotify , Apple iTunes and all streaming services. On Spotify all songs come with canvasses (video loops) shot in Lethbridge and Southern Alberta.

– Thorsten Nesch documented the writing of the novel and the ongoing process on his homepage

Thorsten Nesch was born in Germany. Since 2014 he lives with his family in Lethbridge. His German novels are traditionally published and award-winning. His other dystopian novel is currently mandatory read in Germany in Language Arts, in English LA it is “1984”.

In 2019 the novel “My Totem Came Calling”, co-written with Zimbabwean author Blessing Musariri, was published by Mawenzi House, ON, and CBC radio called it a Must Read.

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Date:November 21st, 2022

Time:7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Location:Casa - Community Room

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