The sober and lonely institute19 Arbroath Ave, Glenadrienne, Sandton, 2196, South Africa
S&L has been a mobile platform since 2011. We organised projects and exhibitions at friendly institutions and art spaces in Johannesburg, Durban, Los Angeles, Finland and the Netherlands, and hosted artists in residence at a big old house in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg. In 2013 we purchased a 1968 model fold-up caravan to legitimise calling ourselves a mobile platform. As of 2014 the Institute is based at 66 4th Avenue in Melville (the caravan is parked there too!), a suburb just west of the Johannesburg CBD. Even though we (temporarily) have a more architecturally sound home base, we are still curious and view the Institute as malleable.
What happens at the Sober & Lonely Institute?
Teleportation and telepathic experiments, and future studies, form a large part of what happens at S&L. Public talks, screenings, interventions, physical exertion, exhibitions and publications are some of the modes of expression that drive these experiments and research. We’re always looking for artists, motivational speakers, writers, musicians, obsessives, pets, and psychics to join us in producing new and relevant content.