call: Web Residencies 2022- Akademie Schloss Solitude
Deadline: 15 Novenber 2021
Call for entries
Akademie Schloss Solitude
is pleased to announce the 17th Call for Web Residencies in January and February 2022. Applications can be submitted from October 19 until November 15. Following this, all applicants are invited to decide on the selection.
With the 17th Call for Web Residencies by Solitude, curated by Sarah Fartuun Heinze, Andara Shastika, Franziska Goralski and Ulla Heinrich for dgtl fmnsm, artists are invited to experience, explore and enjoy taking a restful break in a utopian space of possibility from an intersectional and queer feminist perspective. Because the radical break – whether in the form of creative freedom in the context of a virtual artist residency or a self-chosen sabbatical – is, above all, one thing: a space of possibility.
We are interested in what artists and collectives do in their breaks, which aesthetic and emotional practices exist and which ones have yet to be invented. Who can actually take breaks, and what class issues are associated with breaks? What is more feminist than taking a break together, alone, or just because? What if our lives were structured by pleasure, softness and community instead of our deadlines? What happens to us when we close the tabs in our head? What do breaks in the digital world look like? What would we do if we did not make use of every opportunity? What qualities must a break display in order to be more than a mere charging station in the capitalist cycle of exploitation, and is this even possible?
Individual artists as well as groups and collectives are invited to adopt the space of the radical pause, shaping it as they see fit. Go on vacation, complete an aesthetic project that has long been eating up your breaks, or design your own break-free utopia: because perhaps breaks have become superfluous in our contemporary utopian spaces. Who knows?
Submission period: October 19 – November 15, 2021
Voting phase: end-November 2021 (5 days)
Web Residency: January 10 – February 10, 2022
Project launch: mid-February 2022
Please email digitalsolitude(at)akademie-solitude.de with any questions.
The collective dgtl fmnsm has been examining what virtual potential lies in the contemporary performing arts and how a theater of the future might look in digitalized societies in hybrid and interdisciplinary formats, both online and offline, since 2016. The network-based collective works in fluid constellations within the context of festivals and digital artist residencies, as advisors for online formats and their policies and mentors for virtual aesthetic practices. Here, the focus is placed on the various forms taken by emancipatory and collective collaboration in a hypercapitalist world, and which critical connections we need in order to avoid exploiting one another more and more.
More information on the programme and application process can be found in the PDF attached as well as on our website at