On the following days, the festival program will be livestreamed via Vimeo and on the festival website.
Follow the event live here, no registration required: https://vimeo.com/event/2050623
The Signal group chat is used during the festival as a guide, announcement board, and online forum. https://bit.ly/37IRwai
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Akademie Schloss Solitude
Akademie Schloss Solitude can be reached by public transport on bus line 92 to the Solitude stop. For more information about bus line 92’s exact timetable, please visit the VVS website. Akademie Schloss Solitude has designated free visitor parking facilities. A ramp for wheelchairs runs across the backyard, although the path is gravel. The workshop spaces are barrier-free and accessible. There is no wheelchair-accessible restroom.
Württembergischer Kunstverein is an approximately five- to ten-minute walk from Stuttgart’s main train station. Exit in the direction of Königstrasse, then take the first street left onto Marstallstrasse, then right onto Stauffenbergstrasse. The nearest U-Bahn station is Schlossplatz. Exit in the direction of Bolzstrasse. On Bolzstrasse, make a left, then turn right onto Stauffenbergstrasse. The WKV’s exhibition and event spaces are barrier-free and accessible. A wheelchair-accessible restroom is available.
Hochschule für Gestaltung, Kunst und Medien
Merz Akademie can be reached by public transport (U4/U9 station Bergfriedhof/Merz Akademie). Please follow Hackstraße (passing the Zollamt), turn left onto Teckstraße and then take the first entry on the right into the Kulturpark Berg. The Merz Akademie is only partially barrier-free.
Kunstverein Wagenhalle & Neue Schachtel
Innerer Nordbahnhof 1
Kunstverein Wagenhalle is best reached by public transport. Starting at the main station, the U-Bahn line U6 (direction: Gerlingen), U7 (direction: Mönchfeld), U5 (direction: Killesberg) or U15 (direction: Stammheim) can be taken. Please exit at the stop Pragfriedhof. At the first intersection, make a right onto Hedwig-Dohm-Straße. Continue to the end of the street and turn right onto Innerer Nordbahnhof/Kunstboulevard.
The workshop spaces are barrier-free and accessible. A wheelchair-accessible restroom is available. There is parking directly in front of the venue.
All events on site and online are free admission except the afterparty at Neue SchachteL
The locations Württembergischer Kunstverein and Kunstverein Wagenhalle are barrier-free and accessible, with a wheelchair-accessible restroom.
The locations Akademie Schloss Solitude and Merz Akademie are only partially barrier-free. Please find more information in the Locations menu.
All events are free, except the concert at Neue Schachtel.
The festival program will be held entirely in English. On request we are happy to provide simultaneous German whispered translation.
On request, we are happy to offer guided exhibition tours in German or other languages, as well as sign language, or for blind people. We make every effort to ensure that everyone has access to the exhibition/festival venue. Please send your individual request to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 2.
Throughout Saturday, May 14, 2022, an awareness representative will be on site at Kunstverein Wagenhalle and will also be present for the two workshops Queer Artists’ Perspective on the Socio-Political Mutations and Dreaming As An Active Practice (Dreaming and Dream Tech As Sites of Liberation).
For people who do not wish to attend the events physically or do not wish to travel, parts of the festival program will be livestreamed via Vimeo and on the festival website. Parts of the workshops program will take place online. Please find more information in the Livestream menu or in the program overview.
Design by Anne Lippert and Stephan Thiel
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Festival team A–Z
Press assistance, freelance
Online support, freelance
Alina Anderson, Hedda Dönnges, Hannah Araujo-Ulmer, Peter Carey-Yard
Exhibition guides, freelance
Konrad Behr, Leon Giacomo Goltermann, Janina Müller, Marius Schwingel
Livestreaming team, freelance
English proofreading, freelance
Head of press department, Akademie Schloss Solitude
Artist support, Akademie Schloss Solitude
Hannah Araujo-Ulmer, Peter Carey-Yard, Hedda Dönnges
Bar WKV, freelance
Lennart Cleemann, Peter Hauer, Artemy Sverbin
Exhibition setup, freelance
Workshop management, Akademie Schloss Solitude
Media technical management, Akademie Schloss Solitude
Fellow for art coordination, Akademie Schloss Solitude
Theo Ferreira Gomes
Fellow for art coordination, Akademie Schloss Solitude
Administrative director, Akademie Schloss Solitude
Project and events coordinator, Akademie Schloss Solitude
Event/sound engineering, freelance
Trainee at press department, Akademie Schloss Solitude
Audiovisual technician, freelance
Anne Lippert, Stephan Thiel
Graphic design, freelance
Elke aus dem Moore
Director, Akademie Schloss Solitude
Awareness commissioner, freelance
Head of production management, freelance
Denise Helene Sumi
Head of Digital Solitude program, Akademie Schloss Solitude
Set construction, freelance
Head of audiovisual technical department, freelance
Translation/editing German, freelance
With many thanks to Silke Albrecht, Robin Bischoff, Hans Christ, Thomas Dumke, Iris Dressler, Weiny Fitui, Moritz Finkbeiner, Martina Grohmann, Yvy Heussler, Kristina Michaelis, Jonas Rümmelin, Eric Golo Stone, Marco Trotta, and Sylvia Winkler
Gestaltung Anne Lippert und Stephan Thiel
Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 7-10 pm, Württembergischer Kunstverein
Thursday, May 12, 2022, 7–8 pm, Kunstverein Wagenhalle and livestream
Friday, May 13, 2022, 5–10:30 pm, Kunstverein Wagenhalle and livestream
Saturday, May 14, 2022, 4–10:30 pm, Kunstverein Wagenhalle and livestream
Globally, networked technologies have enlivened and uplifted solidarity movements that interconnect diasporic communities to widespread exchanges on translocal and community-based issues. The forum sheds light on such impulses from geopolitical, translocal, queer, intersectional feminist and decolonial perspectives that address shared and specific techno-enviro-socio-political issues disseminated across digital spheres.
Artists and experts from the Digital Solitude network take on the festival’s theme to consider how the fragility of solidarity, networks, and communities are anchored and explored further in their work. Addressing historical instances, embodied and situated perspectives, and translocal practices, the forum focuses on more radically aligned potentials for future independent (infra)structures, opens new spaces of solidarity in the digital spheres, and brings together creative contributions that define these potentials and/or challenge existing networks.
With contributions by Mac Andre Arboleda, Agnes Cameron and Gary Zhexi Zhang, dgtl fmnsm (Ulla Heinrich and Andara Shastika), Anna Engelhardt (Distributed Cognition Cooperative), Jazmina Figueroa and Theodoulos Polyviou, Format C (Dina Karadžić and Vedran Gligo), Margret Frenz, Juan Pablo García Sossa (JPGS), Ana María Gómez López, Mia Imani Harrison, Kiraṇ Kumār, Aline Xavier Mineiro, Nkhensani Mkhari, Simina Neagu, Elia Nurvista, Pedro Oliveira (OLVRA), Anca Rujoiu, akiko soyja, Eszter Szakács and Naeem Mohaiemen,and Danae Tapia.
Digital Solitude is an Akademie Schloss Solitude network that operates entirely online, in which artists and experts working across disciplines have extended through their support, participations, and contributions. Since 2016, Digital Solitude has engaged with artistic approaches and communities that work with digital media and technology to nurture critical or creative reflections on technology’s influence within our society.
The MAIN FORUM forum will take place at Kunstverein Wagenhalle, Thursday, May 12, Friday, May 13, and Saturday May 14, and will also be livestreamed online.
There will be KICK-OFF artist talks and a screening on Wednesday, May 12, from 7–10 pm at Württembergischer Kunstverein. This evening will not be livestreamed.
Here is an overview of the FORUM program
Further descriptions can be found in the full program overview.
Wednesday, May 11, 2022, Württembergischer Kunstverein
Soft Bread, Hard Times: A History of Food Texture Modification
Lecture by Agnes Cameron and Gary Zhexi Zhang
Yesterday’s Rice, Tomorrow’s Solidarity
Anca Rujoiu in conversation with Elia Nurvista
A Matter of Course
Screening and talk with Aline Xavier Mineiro
Thursday, May 12, 2022, Kunstverein Wagenhalle and livestream
Traces of the 1907 Socialist International Congress
Margret Frenz in conversation with Grayson Earle and Ana María Gómez López
Friday, May 13, 2022, Kunstverein Wagenhalle and livestream
Jazmina Figueroa in conversation with Theodoulos Polyviou
Performative lecture by Danae Tapia
Solidarity Must Be Defended
Simina Neagu in conversation with Eszter Szakács and Naeem Mohaiemen
Performative lecture by Kiran Kumār
Saturday, May 14, 2022, Kunstverein Wagenhalle and livestream
The Internet Farm and the Philippine Circumstance
Screening and artist talk with Mac Andre Arboleda
Futura Trōpica – A Decentralized Network
Presentation by Juan Pablo García Sossa (JPGS)
How to Complete a Network?
Panel with Juan Pablo García Sossa (JPGS), Dina Karadžić and Vedran Gligo, moderated by Mac Andre Arboleda
LET’S WRITE A CURSE
Ulla Heinrich, Andara Shastika in conversation with Elke aus dem Moore and akiko soyja
Aftermath of Future Deaths
Performative lecture by Anna Engelhardt (Distributed Cognition Cooperative)
Performance, guided meditation and discussion with Nkhensani Mkhari
Clearing The Traum(a): A Ritual Of Collective Healing
Performance by Mia Imani Harrison
With its comprehensive off- and online workshop program, the festival offers opportunities for open participation and exchange. Artists and experts share valuable and emancipatory practices, toolkits, and processes for a connected and technologically connect society. Some workshops will be held on-site in Stuttgart as well as online. Further information and Zoom links for workshops will be provided after registration.
All workshops are free and open to the public. Registration is required for each workshop. Please register for each workshop by May 9 via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is an overview of the workshop program.
Further descriptions of each workshop can be found in the full program overview
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Modifying Food Texture with Agnes Cameron and Gary Zhexi Zhang, Akademie Schloss Solitude
Communal Cooking with Elia Nurvista, Akademie Schloss Solitude
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Pivilion – Your Darknet Pocket Gallery with Format C (Dina Karadžić and Vedran Gligo), Württembergischer Kunstverein
Thursday, May 12, 2022
Expanding Solidarities in Interactive Digital Videogame Projects with Grayson Earle, Peter Polack, Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga, Merz Akademie and online
Castle of Crossed Destinies: Grounding Workshop with Castle of Crossed Destinies (Aouefa Amoussouvi, Sasha Engelmann and Olivia Berkowicz), online
Friday, May 13, 2022
The Notion of Schiller’s »Spiel« with Spielgruppe, Kunstverein Wagenhalle
The Trolley Dilemma with Simona Dumitriu and Ramona Dima (Simona & Ramona a.k.a Claude & Dersch), online
Saturday, May 13, 2022
Queer Artists’ Perspective on the Socio-Political Mutations with Giorgi Rodionov, Kunstverein Wagenhalle
Dreaming As an Active Practice (Dreaming and Dream Tech As Sites of Liberation) with Mia Imani Harrison, Kunstverein Wagenhalle
Further information and Zoom-links will be provided after registration.
Format C, Pivilion, 2019, Courtesy of the artists.
Assemblies, Swarms, and Intricate Webs – no solidarity exists in a social void
Curated by Jazmina Figueroa and Denise Helene Sumi
Opening: Thursday, May 12, 2022, 6–11 pm, Kunstverein Wagenhalle
Opening hours: Friday, May 13, 2022 and Saturday, May 14, 2022, 2–11 pm
Guided exhibition tour with all present artists: Friday, May 13, 2022, 3:30–4:30 pm and on request
With works by Lark Alder aka. Lark VCR, Agnes Cameron and Gary Zhexi Zhang, Call to Action, Castle of Crossed Destinies (Aouefa Amoussouvi, Sasha Engelmann, and Olivia Berkowicz), Distributed Cognition Cooperative (Sasha Shestakova and Anna Engelhardt), Grayson Earle, Format C (Dina Karadžić and Vedran Gligo), Frisch&Schick (Johannes Frick and Jasmin Schädler), Zahra Malkani, Aline Xavier Mineiro, More of Us, Simina Neagu, Anca Rujoiu (invites Medina Bazargali, Alevtina Kakhidze, and Nge Lay for A Gesture a Day), Juan Pablo García Sossa (JPGS) and Peter Polack.
Kristina Arlekinova will present a DJ set from 9 til midnight.
Design by Anne Lippert and Stephan Thiel
Long-established cultural phenomena and shared histories deriving from sound, performance, and time-based works suggest alternative frameworks for fragile networks – across the technological and translocal themes presented throughout the festival. After each day of the exhibition and forum, we invite festival participants and guests to partake in and come together as assemblages with our partners throughout Stuttgart and the Digital Solitude network. The sound program includes DJs, composers, and performers, all practices rooted in the ephemeral possibilities of collective resonance.
Thursday, May 12, 2022
approppreciation by Kristina Arlekinova
9–midnight, DJ set, Kunstverein Wagenhalle
Friday, May 13, 2022
DESMONTE (To Become Undone) by Pedro Oliveira (OLVRA)
10 pm, Live, Kunstverein Wagenhalle and livestream
10:30 pm, Live concert, Neue Schachtel, Admission: 5 Euros
Saturday, May 14, 2022
10 pm, DJ set, Kunstverein Wagenhalle