»Ben Patterson was a guest at the Solitude event »Luxusfahrt in Fluxusart« in July 1997, performing with the Solitude fellows »Fluxus and Beyond. The three operas: Carmen meets Mme Butterfly and Tristan und Isolde«. In three days and three nights Ben Patterson and Emmett Williams transformed the Akademie in what it is now: A ship which sinking is never ending. We owe both of them the spirit of Solitude« Jean-Baptiste Joly, 2016
»H.M.S. Solitude – eine luxusfahrt in fluxusart«
In July 1997 Akademie Schloss Solitude was the host of Fluxus – a three day art spectacle with a fluxusworkshop, happenings, an opera and a party with 30 different artists including as special guests Ben Patterson and Emmett Williams.