Werkleitz Festival 2021
The Werkleitz Festival move to … sociosphere, ecosphere, bodydatasphere examines the question as to which new impulses art can provide for the societal, ecological and technological dynamics of the future in an age of global transformation.
18. 6. to 12. 9. 2021
The 2020 Werkleitz Festival explores contemporary image production in rural regions based on the example of Mansfeld Land. The model project invites artists and researchers to work together with actors from the region to bring together external observations with self-perceptions.
23. 10. to 25. 10. 2020
Werkleitz Projektförderung
Songs of the Shirt @ Sommer Berlinale / Forum Expanded

The production Songs of the Shirt by Kerstin Schrödinger, supported by Werkleitz as part of the project funding, will be shown at the Berlinale Forum Expanded.

Screening times Songs of the Shirt:
June 11, 9:30 p. m., Open Air Cinema HKW
June 12, 9:30 p. m., silent green
June 13th 9:30 pm, Open Air Cinema HKW
June 14th 9:30 pm, Atelier Gardens open-air cinema @ BUFA
June 18, 9:30 p. m., silent green
June 19, 9:30 p. m., Atelier Gardens open-air cinema @ BUFA

Director: Kerstin Schroedinger
Production: Kerstin Schroedinger

Werkleitz Festival 2021
Onlineworkshop: NOT FOUND ON

Recording Our Communities*
(Do It Yourself & Do It With Others wiki as safer space for +LGBTIQ+ communities)

This is an invitation to join an online, intimate listening and co-writing workshop with discussions on DIY & DIWO community networks and focused on how queers spaces and communities have mutated during COVID-19 both online and offline.

Not Found On has been co-creating a mediawiki platform to record/connect feminist queer intersectional knowledge. This has been done by responding to tensions arising out of the desire for privacy and the desire to share, as well as the precarious nature of the spaces we occupy. It is the recognition of bars, kitchens, sports teams as sites of knowledge creation and the desire for alternatives to corporately owned social media.

 We welcome participants from LGBTQIA+ communities who have an intersectional feminist approach to love and inclusiveness. No pre-existing wiki knowledge is necessary. All bodies are welcome. ONLY in English. >>> Programme and Registration <<<

Max participants: 10
Workshop: 22th workshop
Timing: 6:30 – 8:30

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Konferenz- und Diskursprogramm new world dis/order

From 18 June to 4 July the conference and discourse programme new world dis/order – in cooperation with the German Federal Cultural Foundation and supported by the ZEIT Foundation – will guide audiences through the themes of the three main spheres of the 2021 Werkleitz Festival move tosociosphere, ecosphere, bodydatasphere.

On three consecutive weekends renowned theorists, researchers and artists will discuss and reflect on phenomena of our present and the near future. The programme features over 20 lectures, conversations and performances e. g. with Benjamin Bratton, James Bridle, Timo Daum, DISNOVATION.ORG, Felix Maschewski & Anna-Verena Nosthoff, Katharina Meyer, Phoebe V Moore and many more. The programme will be streamed from the former headquarters of the East German Ministry of State Security in Halle (Saale) and be supplemented by features and podcasts. In multiple studios media art by grantees of the European Media Art Platform (EMAP) will be documented on film. On-site visits will be possible in compliance with hygienic rules. From 18 June on selected film productions by several award-winning EMAP artists – including Chloé Galibert-Laîné (FR), Kevin B. Lee (US/DE) and Total Refusal (AT) – will be presented on the festival website.  >> Programme and Livestream <<

Werkleitz empfiehlt
Ein Tag im Palast

Für Ein Tag im Palast haben Künstler:innen und Kulturschaffende aus Ost und West ihr persönliches Bild vom Osten beschrieben, u. a. mit Daniel Herrmann, Direktor von Werkleitz. Im Rahmen von Ein Tag im Palast wird am 29. Mai 2021 ein Podiumsgespräch über den Osten am Beispiel Bitterfeld geführt. Auf dem Podium: u. a. Prof. Nike Bätzner (Prof. für Kunstgeschichte Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle), Ludwig Haugk (Künstlerische Leitung Festival OSTEN), Rainer Robra (Kulturminister & Chef der Staatskanzlei Sachsen-Anhalt). Das Gespräch ist ab 16:00 im Livestream zu sehen. Ab 19:00 wird die vielleicht letzte Theateraufführung im „alten“ Kulturpalast einmalig ebenfalls live als Stream im Internet übertragen. Zu sehen ein Ausschnitt aus IM BERG von Franz Fühmann in einer Fassung von Armin Petras. 

Werkleitz Festival 2021
Konferenz- und Studioaufsichten ab 18. Juni gesucht!

Werkleitz Festival 2021 move to …
Konferenz- und Diskursprogramm new world dis/ordner
18. Juni–4. Juli 2021 in Halle (Saale)

Für das diesjährige Werkleitz Festival suchen wir im Zeitraum vom 18. Juni – 4. Juli Konferenz- und Studioaufsichten im Rahmen einer kurzfristigen Beschäftigung. Das Programm findet jeweils von Freitag bis Sonntag statt. Daher benötigen wir insbesondere an den Wochenenden (18.–20.6. / 25.–27.6. / 2.–4.7.) Unterstützung.

Bewerbungsfrist mit Lebenslauf bis 2. Juni. >>> Näheres zur Ausschreibung <<<

Professional Media Master Class (PMMC)
feminism is a browser_materialisation @ Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen

The web-project “feminism is a browser_materialisation” (DE, 2020) by Charlotte Eifler, who graduated from the Professional Media Master Class, runs in the german competition at the Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen. 

A cyber entity connects to an international feminist network and questions the future of the Internet. Yeva is a fictional cyber entity and is bored in the vastness of their webspace. They were created in the 90s by the first generation of FACES, an international network of media pioneers founded by Diana McCarty, Valie Djordjevic and Kathy Rae Huffman.

Abb: Still from feminism is a browser_materialisation © Charlotte Eifler

Themenjahre Halle
Eröffnung kulturelles Themenjahr: Halexa, siede Salz!

We cordially invite you to the festive opening of the cultural theme year 2021 “Halexa, siede Salz!” Origin meets future in Halle (Saale), on April 18, 2021, at 11:30 am, virtually in the Freylinghausen Hall of the Francke Foundations. The event will be broadcast on the Youtube channel of the theme years Halle. After a greeting by Dr. Judith Marquardt, the directors of the theme year 2021 (Werkleitz, Franckesche Foundations, the Hallesches Salinemuseum e. V.) and the renowned sociologist and publicist Professor Dr. Heinz Bude will speak about this year’s topics: Origin and future.

European Media Art Platform (EMAP)
uh513 at Arts Santa Mònica in Barcelona

uh513 (Maria Castellanos and Alberto Valverde) present their work Beyond Human Perception in the group exhibition Ecoss, Ecosystems of the Unexpected at Arts Santa Mònica in Barcelona till May 18. They completed their EMAP fellowship in 2020 at Kontejner in Zagreb and will show the documentation of their current work at this years Werkleitz Festival.

picture: uh513, Beyond Human Perception, Installation view: Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona 2021 © Maria Castellanos 


Professional Media Mater Class (PMMC)
She Works Hard in Berlin

She Works Hard (DE, 2016) by PMMC graduate Kathrin Lemcke will be shown in the group exhibition The End of the Fucking Work at Galerie im Turm in Berlin, starting April 12.

Abb: Filmstill from She Works Hard by Kathrin Lemcke 

Werkleitz Festival 2021
Mitarbeit Presse (m/w/d) gesucht

Gesucht wird eine Mitarbeiterin / ein Mitarbeiter für die Pressearbeit für das diesjährige Werkleitz Festival (18. Juni bis 4. Juli in Halle). Insbesondere für das Verfassen von Pressemitteilungen und Kurztexten in deutscher und englischer Sprache sowie zur weiteren Pressearbeit (u. a. Zusammenstellen von Material, Kommunikation mit Medienvertretern / follow-up etc.). Der Arbeitszeitraum umfasst knapp 3 Monate – voraussichtlich 19. April bis 11. Juli 2021. Mehr Informationen zum Zeitraum, den Anforderungen und Aufgaben in der Stellenbeschreibung.

Abb: Anna Ridler, Mosaic Virus, © Anna Ridler

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Project Funding
Internationale Premiere und Screening

The film Terms and Conditions (DE, 2020) by Amelie Befeldt, will celebrate its international premiere at the Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto on April 29th. In addition, the production runs in the regional competition of the 33rd Film Festival in Dresden, which takes place from July 13th to 18th. The Film is supported by Werkleitz as part of the project funding. 

Professional Media Mater Class (PMMC)
Jonas Matauschek erhält Kompagnon-Förderpreis

Congratulations to PMMC Alumni Jonas Matauschek for receiving the Kompagnon-Fellowship by Perspektive Deutsches Kino and Berlinale Talents for the development of the documentary film Once we were pitmen.

picture: Filmstill from Once we were pitman © Jonas Matauschek, Christian Johannes Koch