The Sober & Lonely Institute for Contemporary Art is a multidisciplinary artistduo, formed by Lauren von Gogh and Robyn Cook in 2011. The institute is currently mobile, with a permanent library (the Sober & Lonely Library for Science Fiction, Feminism and Misc – SLLSFFM) housed in a cupboard in New Doornfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa. The institute is an extension of Sober & Lonely’s artistic practice to create a platform of sharing and engagement between like-minded people and organizations, functioning as a space for research and experimentation and hosting artists in residence.
The artist duo had a residency during the late autumn of 2015, when they presented an artist talk at IASPIS Kitchen Talk.
The following year, in 2016, they participated in the exhibition Övergångar / Transitions with a proposal of an interactive artists’ (and adventure) book.
The Sober & Lonely Institute for Contemporary Art
Crinkle cut chip
Graphic prints, 2015
The artworks came into being through a telepathic performance between the artists. For them, telepathy is a way to work aruond barriers of time and space. The drawings were created during the artists’ stay in Residence Botkyrka in 2015.
The residency in 2015 was a collaboration between Residence Botkyrka and IASPIS.