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.«
Desiré Davids, choreographer and dancer from South Africa, wanted to work with a classical music instrument. On arrival at Solitude, she sent out a mail to the musicians…
Georgian chess grandmaster Ana Matnadze on art, chess, and her life at Solitude.
Danielle Adair, an American writer, performer and visual artist, presents thirteen video-song-poems. An essay by Claudia Gehre.
Kinga Tóth uses the forms and methods of children to express themselves in her poems and drawings and tells us dark stories about fears, abuse, and dominancy.
Porcelain designer Laura Straßer often travels to the porcelain capital Jingdezhen in China, where the »white gold« was invented over 1,000 years ago.
Two years after the website was launched, Zvonimir Marčić, a web-designer and former Solitude fellow, and Angela Butterstein, public relations coordinator of the Akademie, finish the last edition.
Das Schachspiel gilt als logische Disziplin, als geistige Herausforderung und strategischer Kampf. Was passiert, wenn Schach auf Musik trifft?
JAK ist ein Experiment, JAK ist eine Einladung, JAK ist eine Lesart. – Demian Bern & Hamed Taheri im Interview
»On my first walk through the Schloss woods, I followed a patch of sunlight off trail and thought of a conversation I had with Rebecca Armstrong.«