Even though the frame stays the same, the Sommerfest is different every year, not only because of possible extreme weather conditions but especially because the program depends on the fellows who live and work at Solitude during that time. This year's Sommerfest includes exhibitions, video installations, performances, readings and open studios with fellows from Germany, France, Hong Kong, Canada, Palestine, Romania, Tschad, Hungary and the USA.
During five days ten private flats in Stuttgart will be transformed into a space of performances, music, dance and theater.
The Social Life of the Universe explores in a performative dialog possible ways to map out human biographies between the smallest biological components and immense cosmological spaces.
How are motherhood and mother love related? In which forms do they appear among us, how do we practice them and where does the practice come from? Jasmin Schädler investigated motherhood and motherlove over the last six months and is now opening her findings to the public.
David Greigs Eine Sommernacht (A summer night) is an ironic and unconventional play with music by Gordon McIntyre.
A joint production between Akademie Schloss Solitude and Württembergische Landesbühne Esslingen.
The perfomance by Solitude fellows Cássio Diniz Santiago and Till Wyler von Ballmoos will be about encounters and farewells. After the one-hour performance there will be a public talk with the artists.
From November 18 until December 18, 2016 the works of the fellows Kai Linke and Ivana Ivković can be seen. In addition, the Akademie Schloss Solitude is also contributing to the anniversary of the exhibition series Retour de Paris by showing works from Rolf Schneider and Laura Bernhardt, both former fellows of the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris.
On December 16 and 17, 2016 guided tours through the exhibitions are offered at 6 pm. The tour on December 17 will be guided by Akademie director Jean-Baptiste Joly.
The artist Li Lorian deals with the mother tongue of refugees and analyzes how different, foreign influences change the language.
The artists G Douglas Barrett and Leigh Claire La Berge explore the relationship between affect and the economy by using musical metaphors.
Departing from two points – the effect of mass media on the perception and purpose of love and its operation in the matchmaking world, the performance is questioning how love operates in today’s life economy. What are the processes through which emotions are made a commodity?
For four weeks the »Hirschgang« – a corridor and space in transit by itself, turns into a possibility for meetings and exchange. The tables and seats, the walls, the computer and an e-mail address are an invitation to start a conversation.
On Thursday, October 15, 2015, at 7 p.m., Solitude fellow Dragana Bulut presents her performance-auction PASS IT ON at Theater Rampe.
On Thursday, October 1, 2015, the festival Wordrrrun / Rečotrrrč starts with numerous events including discussions, workshops, performances, performative readings, picnics, music programs and parties in Belgrade’s various open and closed spaces.