An old photo album from a Flohmarkt (flea market) in Weimar contains pages with empty, often torn slots where photos had been. The pages are removed from their binding to construct temporary living quarters (in miniature), with windows that open onto their international interiors.
Rheim Alkadhi, Amman/Jordanien — Visual Arts, Solitude fellow 2013–2015
Rheim Alkadhi is an artist based in the Arab diaspora. Her work is bound by ideas of endless migration, intersectional imperatives, and mutations of ocular perception. She presented the live work Köln Phantasm at Akademie Schloss Solitude, where she was a fellow in visual art. She is currently a grantee at the Autonome Cultur Centrum (ACC) in Weimar.
by Solitude fellows
In its new collective publication, Schlossghost #1, Akademie Schloss Solitude examines the ways in which politics meet artistic and aesthetic practices in contemporary societies. For this the Solitude-fellows who had residencies in 2014, 2015 and early 2016 were invited to reflect on following questions: »Would you say that your practice is political? If so, how would you describe its political dimension?« Schlossghost #1 takes over the role of the traditional yearbooks by the Akademie. Every second year since 1990 they were summarizing all the facets of the work done in Solitude and maintained as a final truth Stéphane Mallarmé’s affirmation that »the ultimate state of the world is a book«. This new publication has lost its materiality and exists only as a virtual yearbook, or one could say as the ghost of a book. WWW.SCHLOSS-GHOST.COM