On June 25 and 29, 2018, Pose for Me brings German voguing pioneer Georgina Leo Melody to Akademie Schloss Solitude to offer workshops and engage in discussions about the past, present, and future of voguing. Together with Shaka McGlotten she introduces this expressive, empowering dance form that has helped members of Black and Latinx LGBTQ communities to make a home for themselves in often hostile worlds.
The workshop Monumental Strategies of (Sub)urban Riots is held in continuation of the exhibition Thinking a Monument to the Sub/Urban Riot, conceptualized by Gal Kirn and Niloufar Tajeri that was at display in January 2016 at Akademie Schloss Solitude.
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.
With the event »Dreaming the End of Dreaming« on July 3, 2015, at 4 p.m., the two Romanian performers and fellows in the program art, science & business Alina Popa and Florin Flueras take up the notion of the dream as a real praxis, presenting lectures by the Argentine philosopher Gabriel Catren, the Brazilian literary and cultural theorist of Latin America Deneb Kozikoski, and the Canadian researcher Blake Seidenshaw.
With the the performance »Eternal Feeding« with Florin Flueras and Alina Popa at 8 p.m.
By taking up the controversial debate about the concepts of plagiarism, appropriation and quotation, Akademie Schloss Solitude aims, together with its fellows as well as invited artists and scientists from the fields of literature, music, film, humanities and exact science, to discuss and analyze from various perspectives the different possibilities of appropriation.
The workshop The Dissensual Awareness of Labor traces the definition of labor with discussions, lectures, performances and readings in November 2014.
The project »Future Scenarios With an Open End« investigates with artistic projects, archival studies, interventions and public talks the critical tools of political thinking, institutional context and artistic motivations.
How can humour be used to negotiate the filmmaker’s position regarding the film’s subject to make a social or political conflict evident? How does humour affect the filmic form in particular when blending documentary and fiction?
For the two-day workshop fellows invite French filmmaker and critic Jean-Pierre Gorin to discuss what creates humour in film, who laughs at what and why.
The famous Finnish counter-investment cooperative Robin Hood opens its first office in Germany in Stuttgart.
Workshop in conjunction with the exhibition »Casual Friday«, by Marcell Mars and conducted by
Punch & Judy.
By introducing the scope and scale of Amazon.com Trebor Scholz and Marcell Mars will start the discussion on the new mode of social production facilitated by new capitalist imperatives and which has become increasingly difficult to distinguish between play, consumption and production, life and work, labor and non-labor.
Following the past events around the main topic »Chronicles of Work« which have been addressing the changes in modern and contemporary work organization and their consequences for society, fellows of the Akademie will rather focus on the significance of their own artistic work. During the whole afternoon and evening, performances, interventions, readings, a short play, listening exercises and musical performances will be presented on the Akademie's premises.
The workshop will be made up of close reading and discussion of selections from the working manuscript »Music and the Other Scene« by Bill Dietz and Gavin Steingo (available upon registration), as well as a series of performative listening exercises – Dietz’ »tutorial diversions.«