Mar 19 – May 3, 2015


On Thursday, March 19, Akademie Schloss Solitude opened the second series of exhibitions in 2015. Works of current fellows in the disciplines literature, design, music/sound, lighting engineering and performing arts will be presented. With a bookpresentation by Bill Dietz and a performance by Nestór García Díaz und Cyriaque Villemaux at the night of the opening.

Date: Mar 19, 2015, 00:00 Uhr

Duration: Mar 19 – May 3, 2015

Location: Akademie Schloss Solitude

Sînziana Păltineanu with Mica Cabildo, Miako Klein and Carolin Liedtke

In the basement of Akademie Schloss Solitude, a door cracks open and reveals a work-in-progress: the making of fiction provisionally titeld ǝ (schwa), whose planned length is 150 kilometers. Based on this book project by Sînziana Păltineanu, »Fiction-in-progress« is a creative collaboration with contributions by Mica Cabildo (typography), Miako Klein (sound), Carolin Liedtke (lights) and Sînziana Păltineanu (text, collages and objects).

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Mica Cabildo and Stephanie Choi

In the vestibule of Guibal-Saal in Akademie Schloss Solitude graphic designer and printmaker Mica Cabildo collaborates with architect Stephanie Choi to create a printed structure. The installation reflects on the cycle of typhoons and the internal turmoil accompanying the external disaster. As the anteroom itself navigates between the interior and exterior, the project takes inspiration from this to explore spaces of transition.

Speaker’s Corner

István Csákány

István Csákány presents his work »Speaker’s Corner« for the first time at Akademie Schloss Solitude. The work combines various media such as performance, sculpture and sound to an expansive and room encompassing installation. His work is based on the documentation of a performance at Bärenschlössle in Stuttgart in the summer of 2014. For this performance, István Csákány asked the Hungarian art critic József Mélyi to develop a text and recite it together with a sculpture by him in the park. The monologue that should motivate the passers by to pause and engage with the performance, deals with the sculpture in public space and the question of what constitutes a monument or what it could be. This performance has been adapted for his installation and focuses in the context of the installation’s exhibition situation at the Akademie on the microcosm of the sculpture and more precisely, on the piece of art in its surrounding and the dialogue between critic and audience.

On the opening night

8 Tutorial Diversions, 2009–2014
Bill Dietz

»Tutorial Diversions« are a series of composed listenings. Applicable to any sound whatsoever, the eight works that make up the series are to be performed by listeners themselves in domestic settings. On the occasion of the publication of his monograph 8 Tutorial Diversions, 2009–2014 with Edition Solitude, composer Bill Dietz will introduce the audience to selected works of the series. 

Nestór García Díaz and Cyriaque Villemaux

The two coreographers and performers Nestór García Díaz und Cyriaque Villemaux will present a series of musical and literary cover versions. They attend themselves to the presentation of pracitices of the artist’s everyday life which are often linked to imitation – be it the daily repetition of drumming patterns, the derivation of working principles of another artist or the drive to sing.