Sept 15 – Oct 30, 2016
From September 15 to October 30, 2016 new works by the fellows Nabil Ahmed, Ana Fradique, Jorge Orozco Gonzalez, Karolina Halatek and Anna Okrasko are on view at Akademie Schloss Solitude.
Preliminary Report: The Case of Ecocide in West Papua
Nabil Ahmed with Olga Lucko
Nabil Ahmed deals with the conflict between West Papua and Indonesia that has been going on since 1963 and the long-standing military occupation of West Papua. The exhibition includes evidence for extensive Indonesian military campaigns of mass killings of Papuans in the central highlands, soil contamination from gold and copper mines as well as contemporary cases of land grabs and intentional forest fires. Furthermore, the interdisciplinary research project Inter-Pacific Ring Tribunal (INTERPRT), which deals with patterns of environmental destruction in the Pacific region and was co-initiated by Nabil Ahmed, will be presented.
KAFKAMACHINE Device 1.0, assembled by Ana Fradique
KAFKAMACHINE Device 1.0 is an audiovisual interface – an electronic processor – that is equipped with a code and an algorithmic script, in order to remix, to connect or to reassign different video sequences. This allows the construction of infinite and open narrative possibilities and questions the role of human and non-human agents in the processes of production of subjectivity in the making of moving images. The first version focuses on a transatlantic boat trip based on Kafka’s novel Amerika, or in some other translations The One Who Disappeared.
KAFKAMACHINE project was initiated by the artist collectives Mollecular Organization (Finland), Presque Ruines (France) and Ueinzzz Theatre (Brazil), with individual contributions of amongst others Lisa Rave, Julio Lucio, Lucas Rodrigues and Bracha Ettinger.
Eleven Years, Eleven Months and Fourteen Days
Jorge Orozco Gonzalez
The exhibition is composed in three parts and encompasses different time scales. The first part comprises the initial projects of drcdservice.com, a speculative architecture practice founded by Jorge Orozco Gonzalez. The work for these projects was done over the course of approximately eleven months, while in residence at the Akademie Schloss Solitude. The second part consists of a few of Jorge Orozco Gonzalez’ previous architecture works that serve to contextualize as well as locate drcdservice.com within the trajectory of Jorge Orozco Gonzalez’ architectural practice. The third part of the exhibition shows a selection of his artwork. It establishes a connection between recurrent themes, interests and ideas.
Terminal – Constructing Light
The exhibition gives insight into the process of making the large-scale light installation Terminal that will be shown during the Lichtkunstfestival AUFSTIEGE from September 17 to October 9 on the Rathausplatz in Gerlingen. Diaries, photographs, sketches and objects generated during the work on the project will be presented. The collected material shows inspirations and backstage impressions of the production.
Karolina Halatek is a fellow through the »New Networks« project, a cooperation of Akademie Schloss Solitude and the Center for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, with financial support by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw.
Since 2010 Anna Okrasko has been dealing with the life and working conditions of immigrant Polish workers in the Netherlands. In her installation, Anna Okrasko combines different media, such as video installations, storyboard-collages, the script for a feature film, a sculpture and an artbook, in order to reflect on the personal stories of the recent economics related migrations within the EU.
A collaboration with Joanna Bebenek and Justyna Chmielewska.
In cooperation with the Centre for Contemporary Art, Kronika, Bytom/Poland.
On view: September 16 to October 30, 2016
Opening hours: Tue–Thu: 10–12 am and 2–5 pm, Fri: 10–12 am and 2–4 pm, Sat–Sun: 12–4 pm