May 6, 2021

Solitude ON-line – Live Online Event

Desktop Exhibition Tour, Horizontal Reading & Discourse

Date: May 6, 2021, 18:00 Uhr

Location: Online via Zoom

Design: Stegmeyer Fischer Creative Studio

With Solitude ON-line, Akademie Schloss Solitude invites you to explore the variety of its current digital formats. On May 6, 2021 from 6 to 9 pm, you can experience an online exhibition with applied artistic projects by Digital Solitude’s web residents as well as an online lecture with guest speaker Mandy Harris Williams. While the exhibition takes place in the context of Digital Solitude’s Web Residencies and will be presented within the Digital Solitude Online Space, the lecture of Mandy Harris Williams on the role of intellectuals in social media, is part of the Horizontal Reading Group – another digital format in the Ecosystems of Knowledge platform. Both parts of the live online event Solitude ON-line are instruments of the Akademie intended to promote international artistic work and the mutual, informal transfer of knowledge in times of the pandemic.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is, however, requested. To register, please click here. The event will be recorded and made available online.

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Program Solitude ON-line

6 pm

Online Opening of the Exhibition with selected works by our Web Residents

Welcome by Elke aus dem Moore and guided tour by Thomas Dumke


With contributions by Lark Alder a.k.a. Lark VCR, Nora Al-Badri, Johanna Bruckner, Shirin Fahimi, Hanna Husberg and Agata Marzecova, Marie-Eve Levasseur, Zahra Malkani, Nkhensani Mkhari, Jan Nikolai Nelles, Rasheedah Phillips, Miriam Simuns, Danae Tapia, and Natasha Tontey

6:30 pm

Break and open floor for questions and discussion

7 pm

Horizontal Reading Group with guest speaker Mandy Harris Williams:
»On Representing and/or Being the Intellectual: From Hashtag to Praxis«
Moderated by Gabriella Torres-Ferrer and Aouefa Amoussouvi


The Horizontal Reading Group is part of the Ecosystems of Knowledge platform, which was created in 2020 by Akademie Schloss Solitude as a new format for collective engagement. Initiated by current fellow Gabriella Torres-Ferrer as part of her residency at the Akademie, the Horizontal Reading Group meets online during these lockdown times to discuss a series of texts and ideas around a wide range of subjects that are of interest to its members. The goal is to create knowledge from different perspectives, along an underlying exploration of non-hierarchical ways of existence; a safe and inclusive space for everybody.


For this specific session, we have the great pleasure to present input by Mandy Harris Williams, who is a critical theorist, writer, multimedia conceptual artist, performer, Brown Up Your Feed Radio Hour host on NTS radio, educator, and internet/community academic. She will speak about the book Representations of the Intellectual by the Palestinian literary theorist Edward Said. She is especially curious about the role of the intellectual today, critical in that so many people are beginning to consider the materiality between hashtag and praxis. Or, more specifically, what is »doing the work« versus representation of »doing the work?« How does social media work to shift and change our behavior so that intellectualism is more or less desirable or important? She is looking forward to discussing this work in the context of the current technological era, among fellow intellectual-leaning individuals who are also considering participation within these platforms. What is the nature of the intellectual community on social media? And how does the nature of the platforms in and of themselves contribute to or detract from intellectualism?

Notes on video and photo recordings during the livestream

As part of the online event Solitude ON-line on May 6, 2021, image recordings will be made. Below we inform you about the nature and purposes of the image recordings, the legal basis and your rights.

Data protection officer:
RA Thomas Lang
Specialist attorney for labor law & certified data protection officer
Upper Kirchhaldenweg 9 b
70195 Stuttgart

Telephone: 0711 – 12 57 85 49

The image recordings are used for the following purposes: Provision of the recordings for the participants in the livestream.

Legal basis of the recordings: Legitimate interests in the use of the recordings for the aforementioned purposes pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f., 85 DSGVO in conjunction with §§ 22, 23 KUG.

Retention period of the image recordings: The image recordings will be retained for as long as is necessary for the aforementioned purposes. The image recordings can be stored internally for an unlimited period, e.g. to secure copyright legal claims by providing evidence of original recordings and furthermore for reasons of contemporary historical documentation. In the case of publication, the recordings may be published as long as the respective publication media, articles or contributions are publicly accessible.

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