»Amandeep Singh Sandhu made tamarind rasam for one of the house pot luck dinners and Elisa Calosi expounded on the soup’s transcendental properties.«
The most enduring image I have of the town I was born in is of four metallic giants in padma asan, lotus position, exhaling rusty breath into the sky. – Rourkela/India
»We are all in exile in many ways.« Croatian artist Maja Marković’s installations and drawings examine the notion of collapse.
My girlfriend is upper-working class. She lives in Blackheath, a suburb that by train – the cheapest form of travel in Cape Town…
The unique visual language of Alicja Bielawska: playful and soft, but with a constant underlying sharpness of lines.
An extract from American writer Theodor Wheeler's book »On the River, Down Where They Found Willy Brown«, published by Edition Solitude in 2015.
You do the walking and I’ll be your camcorder. Be patient and take a good look at this picture, because you will have to try hard to imagine it otherwise.
»On an afternoon after one of the monthly fellows dinners, Clara and I discussed customs, habits, feelings, that survive from the day before.«
Over the course of her six-month fellowship, Ugandan writer Deborah Asiimwe shares her thoughts each month about her stay at Solitude.
I’ve been trying to get to a particular place in this city for as long as I can remember, but no one will take me. – Solitude Atlas from Beirut/Lebanon
»I live in Los Angeles. After ten years, the landscape, weather, and light feel strange to me, but I can see that I have a good life here.«
I stand looking into a field on the edge of Kerry at three cows curling their tongues around grass. – Solitude Atlas from Kerry/Ireland
What does »home« mean to today’s itinerant artist? Texan writer Josh Edwards on his project »Architecture for Travelers.«
Activists Tomislav Medak and Marcell Mars about the crisis of a social institution and the dream of Public Library in the age of Internet.
»Rasha stayed up late one night writing about Karl Eugen, the failed Duke of Schloss Solitude. As the hours grew deep into black, a sudden shudder overtook her…«
Literature and performing arts fellows of Solitude left their usual working routines and joined an author collective to read »bad.«
»There are robots who will run into you if you don’t get out of the way … Ivana Ivkovíc and I discussed culture surrounding the automobile.«
The performance »No There Yes Maybe Here« by African artists D. Davids, D. Mokhá, T. Manekehla & M. Abouda explores the (national) boundaries and possibilities of mobility.
»The day Amir Koohestani and I started our fellowship, the cafeteria served an apple and bread desert … ›a thing that snuggles in the oven.‹«
Where do »non-artistic« tasks fall in the realm of this all encompassing »practice?« Reflections with Maj Hasager and Katherine Kennedy.
»When I returned to the Akademie, I ran into Karsten Krause sitting at one of the tables out back, and we had a conversation about what I had seen.«
…imagining a different future. – A talk between Palestinian film maker and visual artist Nida Sinnokrot and Jean-Baptiste Joly, director of Akademie Schloss Solitude.
When Annemarie Ni Churreáin, poet and writer from Ireland, came to Solitude as a fellow she had with her a carefully prepared work schedule, but then the unexpected happened.
The films by Achille Brice and Eka Christa Assam from Cameroon deal with gender issues and the problems in their country in a unique and humorous way.
»I was struck by the intensity of the chess room, with the clock ticking, and everyone intensely, but calmly, thinking…« Japanese artist Hanae Utamura about her film installation »Across the Grid.«