VISIT 2018: Over 130 applications

The innogy Stiftung’s VISIT fellowship programme has named Ani Schulze, 36, Benjamin Robin Clement, 29, and Jonathan Omer Mizrahi, 25, as its three artists-in-residence for 2018. The jury who made the decision consisted of light artist Mischa Kuball, sociologist Harald Welzer, curator of the Folkwang Museum (Essen, Germany) Anna Fricke, and Inke Arns, director of the Hartware MedienKunstVerein (Dortmund, Germany). Over 130 applications on the theme of ‘Energy’ were evaluated. Entries were submitted from all over the world and from a variety of different artistic positions and genres. “The three projects selected reflects this diversity,” says Daniela Berglehn, who manages VISIT at the innogy Stiftung. “The chosen pieces represent three very different approaches and together they also express the complexity and breadth of this theme and the possibilities it opens up.” The Jury agreed that the quality of the concepts submitted was high across the board. The innogy Stiftung would like to thank all the applicants and encourages them to continue to pursue their ideas.

Ani Schulze is planning an installation entitled “Ancient Circuits”. Benjamin Robin Clement impressed the judges with his concept for a sculptural piece with the working title of “Application”. Jonathan Omer Mizrah is making a film about an event that combines documentary elements with a fictitious narrative – based on an extraordinary energy-charged event in Grevenbroich, Germany. Working title: “The Night of the Colourful Sky.”

Actually the fellowship artists finalise and plan the implementation steps of their projects together with Daniela Berglehn’s team. The results will then be unveiled to the public in 2019, and will be accompanied by a series of debates with guests from the economic sector, the research sector, the art and culture scene and the world of applied philosophy.