The art, science & business program at Akademie Schloss Solitude turns 15 and is celebrating its successful existence and joy of experimentation together with current fellows in the form of a unique short festival. In the second part of the festival, you can discover the coldest piece of matter in the observable universe, explore and write the symbolic and periphery structures of Stuttgart, attend a listening session on the work of electronic pioneer Daphne Oram, experience how film is (re-)producing social reality, and find out how humiliation affects our daily choices, desires and communication. Everyone is cordially invited to join in!
With Kun Akaabir, Thomas Crowley, Ana Husman, Janine Jembere, Marko Milić, Predrag Mladenović, Deepani Seth, Jol Thomson
Friday, March 10, 2017
7.00 pm / Akademie Schloss Solitude, Guibal-Saal
LUMI – In his performance, Marko Milić evaluates different sides of humiliation and abuse and searches for unequal power dynamics inside our daily interactions. LUMI is based on how humiliation affects our daily choices, desires and communication.
Author and performer: Marko Milić
Together with: Predrag Mladenović
In collaboration with: Marcel Schwald, Andreja Široki, Kaan Baltaci, Leif Persson, David Morow, Milica Uric, Ana Dubljević
Animation: Milisav Banković
Supported by the Ministry of Culture and Information – Republic of Serbia and Station Service for Contemporary Dance, Belgrade.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
12.15 pm / Meeting point bus stop 92, Rotebühlplatz, Stuttgart
92 – An interdisciplinary workshop with social scientist Thomas Crowley and the designer Deepani Seth that will take place on the bus line 92, which runs from Rotebühlplatz to Leonberg and back to Stuttgart’s city center. Inspired by found poetry, constraint-based writing, and comics of various forms, the workshop seeks to combine text and image in order to map out the intersection of internal experience and external space.
(Please register with email@example.com, places are limited)
3.00 pm / A walk around Marienplatz, meeting point project space Römerstraße 2 A, Stuttgart
In a participatory guided tour to different locations close to Marienplatz in Stuttgart, the Indonesian legal scholar Kun Akaabir will pursue the question of how one can redefine and rewrite ones’ own public space through the eyes of a foreign culture. Based on poems, texts and symbols, which play an important role in Indonesian culture, the audience is invited to apply this new way of cultural interpretation to produce their own individual drawings and texts, which will be shortly visible as fleeting traces at the different locations.
4.00 pm onwards / project space Römerstraße 2 A, Stuttgart
Films by Jol Thomson, Ana Husman, Janine Jembere
More-Than-Non-Human: Mineral, Technological, Subatomic – Canadian artist and sound designer Jol Thomson will present his most recent short film G24|0vßß that was shot with the coldest piece of matter in the observable universe within the Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events (CUORE)’ experiment at the National Laboratory of Gran Sasso (LNGS), of the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) in Italy. As part of a series of fieldworks, the film deals with narratives of landscape and technology as well as with the architecture of the imperceptible.
Test models, test ideas, test photographs, and first ideas for some events that might take place in a living room – The film project living room by Croatian filmmaker Ana Husman uses films, written word and installations to investigate the various tools and methods used in television soaps. The project pursues the question of how far these tools and methods affect and (re-)produce social reality.
Nights at Soundhouses – »It is as if each human being is an instrument of concord and discord, consisting of thousands upon thousands of finely tuned circuits; each circuit with its own control of pitch and loudness, able to adjust its voice, in harmony or dissonance, in balance and accord.« (Daphne Oram: An Individual Note of Sound, Music and Electronics, 1972). The film and listening session Nights at Soundhouses by German filmmaker and sound artist Janine Jembere traces the work of Daphne Oram at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop that she co-founded in 1958. The focus will be on her double shifts at the studio: employee by day and experimenting with the BBC’s equipment by night.
7.00 pm onwards / project space Römerstraße 2a, Stuttgart
Drinks, snacks and music: Elmar Mellert (Robert Wyatt and the Haymarket Riots)
The festival will be held in English. Admission is free.