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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Web Residency Call #3: SUPRAINFINIT: l’Avenir redux

The Third Schlosspost Web Residencies Curated by the Art Collective Apparatus 22

Akademie Schloss Solitude will award three web residents a micro-grant of 500 USD to support the realization of a project during a four-week long web residency on Schlosspost. In addition to this, a shortlist of the best contributions will be published on Schlosspost.

SUPRAINFINIT: l’Avenir redux

Somewhere over the infinite or better said beyond the infinite, a universe has slowly taken shape: SUPRAINFINIT.

At first it might feel rather similar to our world, a mere copy of it. Nevertheless upon closer inspection there are plenty of asymmetries: post-chronological, post-religious-orders-as-we-know-them, post-drugs, post-capital SUPRAINFINIT turns into a Utopian container for empowering thoughts on identity, economy, politics, spirituality.

There even is a mysterious chant luring one to enter it. Or a gospel, of a new kind, tinged with insidious hope celebrating l’Avenir.

Truly refreshing, there are no maps or GPS for traveling the SUPRAINFINIT and one stumbles onto its unknown potentialities by pure curiosity.

Ghosts of familiar bleak futures prophesied by media and politicians hover like prowlers in our subconsciousness. Forget about them. Or render them transparent.

Hope is the new oxygen.

Weaving emancipatory thoughts between a digital and an ever shifting physical world, SUPRAINFINIT is calling out for ideas, fantasies and manifestoes for rituals, dreams, exchanges, objects, energies, knowledge and new words for other futures, ephemeral and beyond normalization, in fruitful incongruity with our reality and embedded prospects.

Therefore, what would you bring to expand the SUPRAINFINIT horizon?

We invite all creatives to contribute to the expansion of SUPRAINFINIT universe: visuals artists, musicians, writers, philosophers, performers, scientists, and anyone excited to participate.


Akademie Schloss Solitude will award three web residents a micro-grant of 500 USD to support the realization of a project during a four-week long web residency on Schlosspost. In addition to this, a shortlist of the best contributions will be published on Schlosspost.

Web residents will be promoted and supported by the Schlosspost team and connected with the Solitude community. We encourage participants to communicate their project directly to the public, thus the Akademie’s Instagram account and the Schlosspost FB group will be made available for participants to use during the time of their residency.

All formats accepted: interactive projects, videos, writing, objects, sound, gifs, images, drawings, collages, word, websites, web installations, web performances, and everything in between or beyond.

Submit your project concept in the form of:
  • a headline
  • a concept text in English (1000-1500 characters incl. spaces)
  • a header image (high resolution, landscape format, i.e. 1500x1125px)
  • a short bio in English (500 characters incl. spaces)
  • a portfolio PDF (images, text, links)
  • Announcement: 19.09.2016
  • Application period: 03.10 – 21.10.2016
  • Jury selection: 21.10. – 31.10.2016
  • Web residencies: 01.11. – 01.12.2016 (4 weeks)
Apparatus 22
Apparatus 22, a multidisciplinary art collective based between Brussels and Bucharest, initiated by the former Solitude fellows Erika Olea & Dragos Olea, Maria Farcas, and late artist Ioana Nemes.

Students as well as current and former Solitude fellows may also apply for the web residencies. No age limit.

Applicants selected for the web residency may still apply for the regular fellowship program – including the category Web-based Media (application period: September 1 – November 30, 2016). Note: students will not be considered for the regular Solitude fellowship program.

Applicants for the web residencies are welcome to participate in a maximum of three calls. Different projects must be submitted for each call.

Further info

SUPRAINFINIT is a lateral development of Apparatus 22s practice; for more info please also check the studio visits in three cities with the three members of Apparatus 22: Bucharest, Brussels, Turin.

For any questions please write to:

The online form for submissions will be active starting October 3, 2016.

Apparatus 22, Bucharest/Romania; Brussels/Belgium — Design, Solitude fellows 2011–2013
Apparatus 22 is a multidisciplinary art collective initiated by current members Erika Olea, Maria Farcas, Dragos Olea and late artist Ioana Nemes (1979, Bucharest – 2011, NYC) in January 2011. Currently based between Bucharest and Brussels, Apparatus 22 is exploring the intricate relationships between fashion and economy, politics, gender studies, social movements, and religion in order to better understand contemporary society.

The collective has participated in exhibitions and festivals at La Biennale di Venezia 2013, MUMOK, Viena (AT), Museion, Bolzano (IT), Brukenthal Museum Contemporary Art Gallery, Sibiu (RO), MAK, Viena (AT), Steirischer Herbst, Graz (AT), Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart (DE), Salonul de Proiecte, Bucharest (RO), TIME MACHINE BIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART, D-0 ARK UNDERGROUND, Konji (BIH), TRAFO Gallery, Budapest (HU), Ujazdowski Castle – Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw (PL), Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart (DE), Contemporary Art Museum (MNAC), Bucharest (RO), KunstMuseum Linz (AT), Osage Foundation (Hong Kong), Progetto Diogene (Turin) etc

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