The upcoming Werkleitz Festival examines the current image production in rural areas as an example.

9. 5. to 24. 5. 2020
Werkleitz Festival 2019

The 2019 Werkleitz Festival takes an in-depth look at the legacy of Bauhaus from the perspective of contemporary productions, as inspired by the interrelated tensions between the concepts of model and ruin. Criticism of Bauhaus is legion.

25. 5. to 10. 6. 2019

California on Fire is a video and sound artwork by southern Californian artist Jeff Frost. It uses catastrophic effects of climate change as a backdrop to examine the experience of grief and loss.

1. 2. to 29. 2. 2020
European Media Art Platform (EMAP)
No Bodies welcome | All Bodies welcome @ Transmediale, E2E

EMAP / EMARE scholarship holder Aay Liparoto and HOT BODIES - CHOIR present the work no bodies welcome | all bodies welcome at transmediale 2020 in the group exhibition The Eternal Network, which is open from January 28th to March 1st in Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. In their work, Aay Liparoto acknowledges our interdependence with technology for information, work, sex, entertainment, socializing, health care, and everything in between. What does this mean for queer feminist bodies, which rely on DIY information exchange? Housed in a “void pod,” this speculative choir piece is created through workshops with HOT BODIESCHOIR, a queer, LGBTQIA+, and feminist choir based in Brussels. Cocooned in light and sound, the singers’ voices invite us to reflect upon the power and politics of online spaces. The artwork is informed by Liparoto’s research and Not Found On—a nonpublic wiki cocreated through workshops with, by, and for feminist queer bodies to record and exchange knowledge. The accompanying publication chronicles the collective thinking behind the project. 

Professional Media Master Class (PMMC)
Bewerbung PMMC 2020 für Kurzfilmproduktion bis 20. Januar

Unter Vorbehalt der Förderzusage werden von April bis Dezember 2020 zehn ausgewählte Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer in Teams fünf dokumentarische Kurzfilme realisieren. Jedem Projekt steht professionelle Technik sowie Mentoring zur individuellen Betreuung zur Verfügung. Die Produktionen werden von zahlreichen Workshops in Theorie und Praxis begleitet. Des Weiteren wird es Exkursionen zu Partnern geben. Die PMMC richtet sich an Film- und Medienschaffende in Sachsen-Anhalt, Sachsen und Thüringen. Bewerbungen unter: http://pmmc. Die Bewerbungsfrist ist der 20. Januar. 

Bild: No Sex please (Filmstill), Florian Fischer, DE 2017

Fence Sharpening @CCC in Leipzig

On December 29, 2019 at 4 p. m. Peter Zorn and Marcie Jost present the film programme Fence Sharpening and others at the Chaos Communication Congress (CCC) in Leipzig. with EMARE and PMMC films The Effect of Cannonery on Thunderclouds by Stefanie Schroeder and Juliane Jaschnow (DE, 2017) and fence sharpening by Leopold Kessler (DE, 2010). 17:30 Wachter / Jud can be seen live with Tools for the next Revolution.

Image: The Effect of Cannonery on Thunderclouds, Stefanie Schroeder und Juliane Jaschnow (Filmstill)

European Media Art Platform (EMAP)
Presentation by Marcie Jost and Peter Zorn at the Kyberteatro Festival in Cagliari

On December 6, starting at 10:30, Peter Zorn and Marie Jost present the European Media Art Platform as part of the Kyberteatro Festival in Cagliari. Applications for the current call for applications of the European Media Art Platform can be submitted until 12:00 (CET) on December 9 via call.

Image: Marco Barotti, Clams © Marco Barotti 2019

Supported Artist
Susann Maria Hempel: Preisträgerin HAP Grieshaber-Preis

Werkleitz Supported artist Susann Maria Hempel was awarded with the »HAP Grieshaber Prize of the VG Bild-Kunst« 2019. On Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 19:00 Susann Maria Hempels will open her solo exhibition Besessenheitsmedien in the Deutscher Künstlerbund in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Picture: Sieben Mal am Tag beklagen wir unser Los und nachts stehen wir auf, um nicht zu träumen, 2014 © Susann Maria Hempel, 2019

European Media Art Platform (EMAP)
Joana Moll @Disruption Newtwork Lab

EMAP scholar Joana Moll will talk about her new work The Hidden Life of an Amazon User, created at her residency at IMPAKT in Utrecht (NL), at the upcoming Disruption Network Lab with the theme Activation on November 30 2019 in Berlin.

A38 Stipendium
A38 scholar 2019

This year’s A38 Production Scholarship Kassel Halle goes to Ben Voit for his movie Night About Kepler 452b. Congratulations.

The winner of this year’s A38 production grand captivates the viewer with atmospherically dense and aesthetically impressive images depicting his haunting theme. This may sound hackneyed, but it is more than true for the winner. A Winter Bus drives through a nameless city, alarmed by calls from passers-by. In some moments the viewer is very close to the volunteers and in other moments in respectful distance to the homeless. This is how “Night over Kepler 452b” runs - according to a radio report in the film, the most life-friendly exoplanet of our galaxy. We congratulate Ben Voit on his A38 production grand.

The scholarship is funded by the LPR Hessen (Hessian State Office for Private Broadcasting and New Media) and the Media Authority of Saxony-Anhalt with up to 3,000 euros in maintenance and max. 1,000 Euro travel costs included and will be awarded together with Werkleitz - Center for Media Art, which provides benefits in kind of up to 4,000 Euros (in the form of equipment as well as technical and personal advice).

EMARE scholar awarded with prize
Blue Boy by Manuel Abramovich receives the German Short Film Award

EMARE scholar Manuel Abramovich  was honored with the golden Lola in the category Best Documentary Film, lasting up to 30 minutes for his film Blue Boy (DE, 2019) produced with EMARE and Werkleitz. In Blue Boy seven Romanian talk about their job while the audience only sees their faces and listen to the audio recordings of their own stories together with the audience.

Supported Artists
UMBRA wins the WDR Film Award of the Cologne Short Film Festival 2019

UMBRA (DE, 2019), supported by Werkleitz and produced by Rosenpictures by supported artists and graduates of the Professional Media Master Class Johannes Krell and Florian Fischer was awarded with the WDR Film Prize of the Cologne Short Film Festival 2019. UMBRA already received in 2019 the Golden Bear of the Berlinale Shorts. Congratulations.