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

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

A portrait of Ace Mahbaz, whose mother tongue is sign language. Within the video Ace talks about his use of sign language as actor and performer and demonstrates its creative implementations.

1. 4. to 30. 4. 2020
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European Media Art Platform (EMAP)
Online Conference Meeting

Greetings to all artists of the European Media Art Platform from the EMAP members online conference meeting. We are still here for you!

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Greetings to all artists of the European Media Art Platform from the EMAP members online conference meeting. We are still here for you!

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Revision von Philip Scheffner bei Arsenal 3

Revision (DE, 2012) by Werkleitz Supported Artist Philip Scheffner is presented this week among others at Arsenal3

The Arsenal 1 + 2 cinema suspended all events until April 19th, cutting short both the anniversary program for the 50th Berlinale Forum and the Forum Expanded exhibition. The online platform Arsenal 3 is now available to all users free of charge (on a voluntary donation basis). More information on the website of Arsenal Berlin.

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Aus westlichen Richtungen (Filmstill)
© Juliane Henrich
Aus westlichen Richtungen at Arsenal 3

Arsenal 3 is now open to all. The Arsenal 1 + 2 cinema suspended all events until April 19th, cutting short both the anniversary program for the 50th Berlinale Forum and the Forum Expanded exhibition. The online platform Arsenal 3 is now available to all users free of charge (on a voluntary donation basis). We are pleased that this week among others the essay Film Aus westlichen Richtungen (DE 2016) by Juliane Henrich is presented. The film was shown in one of our film programmes as part of the Werkleitz Festival2 2017 Nicht mehr, noch nicht [No more, not yet]. More information at the website of Arsenal Berlin.

Juliane Henrich’s essay film Aus westlichen Richtungen (2016) proceeds from the childish question of what “the West” can be above and beyond a point of the compass. It reveals the traces of how this concept has inscribed itself into West German post-war history and architecture as a model for society. 

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Current occupation Werkleitz Technikverleih

Until further notice, the office and equipment rental of Werkleitz are only occupied irregularly. Please contact Jörg Drefs for  arrangements regarding the equipment rental via email: jd(at)werkleitz. de.

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Sandmädchen - Screening im Lichtblick

Der von Werkleitz unterstützte und von der Worklights Media Production produzierte Dokumentarfilm Sandmädchen von Mark Michel wird am 11. April um 20:00 im Lichtblick-Kino, Kastanienallee 77, Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg aufgeführt. Der Film handelt von der im Autismusspektrum lebende Schriftstellerin Veronika Raila und ihre einizigartige Wahrnehmungswelt wurde kürzlich von der Redaktion von MDR-Kultur zu einem der 10 besten deutschen Filme der 2010er Jahre gekürt. Der Film wird gezeigt mit Audiodeskription und Untertiteln für Gehörlose über die App Greta & Starks. Anschliessend findet ein Gespräch statt mit Laura Löppert (Förderzentrum Autismus e. V.), moderiert von Axel Bussmer (Journalist, Humanistische Union). Der Film wird gezeigt in Kooperation mit Docfilm 42 im Rahmen von One World Berlin Human Rights Film Festival Berlin.

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European Media Art Platform (EMAP)
Mosaic Virus @ Centre Pompidou

Mosaic Virus by Anna Ridler is being shown at the Centre Pompidou, Mutations/Créations: art, innovation and science. Mutations/Créations a new platform half-way between art and innovation, which invites the sciences to connect with creation, and artists to dialogue with engineers. Mosaic Virus was realised by Anna Ridler within her EMAP/EMARE grant at Impakt in 2018. It will be presented at Centre Pompidou until April 20, 2020.

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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. 

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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. werkleitz.de/application. Die Bewerbungsfrist ist der 20. Januar. 

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

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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)