Is this a dream palace, a temple of excess or some­thing total­ly dif­fer­ent? SOLARIS expos­es the clos­ing hours and the night-time heart­beat of Tallinn’s Solaris shop­ping mall – a place built to enter­tain and mirror the world. The ambi­gu­i­ty of the camera’s gaze and the immer­sive sound­scape con­front the viewer with the raw mate­ri­al­i­ty of fleet­ing encoun­ters, cir­cu­la­to­ry sys­tems and a grad­u­al­ly trans­form­ing atmos­phere. Between neglect­ed con­sumer goods and the rhythm of an ongo­ing system, SOLARIS cre­ates an excep­tion­al and almost sur­re­al view on the world of things. (Pavel Borecký)