Werkleitz Festival 2018

Logistics is the basis of globalization and an occupational reality for thousands of individuals in the Halle/Leipzig region. Logistics determines the beat and rhythm of our time. It affects societal processes and organizes the flow of goods, information and people.

20. 10. to 4. 11. 2018
Modell und Ruine

On the occasion of the Bauhaus anniversary, the Werkleitz Festival 2019 will take place from May 25th to June 9th in Dessau-Roßlau. In the title model stands as a model for a future to be created and ruin as a testimony of a mostly idealized past.

25. 5. to 9. 6. 2019

“All being, being itself, is nothing more than being free. Hovering between extremes.” -Novalis-

1. 12. to 31. 12. 2019 2018
European Media Art Platform / European Media Artists in Residence Exchange 2019
10. Dezember 2018 12:00 (MEZ)

European Media Art Platform / European Media Artists in Residence Exchange 2019 With the generous support of EU’s Creative Europe programme the European Media Art Platform which was founded last year will offer EMARE (European Media Artist in Residence Exchange) residencies for media artists in the fields of digital media, including Internet and computer-based artists, filmmakers, and those working in media based performance, sound, or video as well as robotics or bio-art. 


Artists with an EU passport or an identity card issued within the EU, can submit their proposals and apply for a two-months long residency at one of the following institutions:

• Werkleitz Zentrum für Medienkunst, Halle (Saale), Deutschland (Plattformleiter)
• Onassis Cultural Centre, Athen, Griechenland
• Ars Electronica Center, Linz, Österreich 
• Bandits Mages, Bourges, Frankreich 
• Foundation for Art & Creative Technology (FACT), Liverpool, Vereinigtes Königreich 
• IMPAKT, Utrecht, Niederlande 
• Kontejner, Zagreb, Kroatien
• LaBoral Centro de Arte y Creación Indstrial, Guijón, Spanien 
• M-Cult, Helsinki, Finland
 RIXC, Riga, Letland 
• WRO Center for Media Art Foundation, Wroclaw, Polen   

Undergraduate and Master’s students are not eligible but emerging artists, regardless of age, are encouraged to apply. EMARE includes a grant of 3.000 €, project budget of 4.000 €, 
free accommodation, travel expenses up to 500 €, free access to the technical facilities and media labs within the host institution, consulting by production and market experts and a professional presentation as well as the option to participate in exhibition tours at our members festivals in 2019-2021.

All selected artists will be invited for a networking kick-off conference 1st to 3rd of March 2019 in Utrecht. Please save the date!

Applications should be submitted online and must include a CV, (audio)-visual documentation and a preliminary plan or sketch of the proposed project to be developed within the EMARE programme. Artists with an EU passport can submit their proposals >>> HERE <<<

Professional Media Master Class
Utopia gewinnt Basler Filmpreis

Jana Keuchel und Katharina Knust haben für ihre PMMC-Produktion Letztes Jahr in Utopia (2018) den Basler Filmpreis 2018 erhalten. Herzlichen Glückwunsch den beiden Regisseurinnen!

Professional Media Master Class
Letztes Jahr dieses Jahr nächstes Jahr

Zwei weitere Nominierungen für Letztes Jahr in Utopia (PMMC 2018) von Jana Keuchel und Katharina Knust: Der Film ist im Wettbewerb für den Basler Filmpreis 2018 und den Max Ophüls Preis 2019 in der Kategorie Bester Dokumentarfilm. Wir drücken die Daumen!

Werkleitz Festival 2019
The Wind Egg

Haseeb Ahmed, artist at the Werkleitz Festival 2019 Model and Ruin, presents his exhibition The Wind Egg until January 6 at the Antwerp Museum of Modern Art (M HKA) in Belgium. The concept of “wind eggs” postulates that animals and humans can be fertilized by the wind - a belief helt for millennia by ancient Egyptian, Arab, Indian, European and Chinese cultures. Haseeb Ahmed has implemented this idea with state-of-the-art wind tunnel technology at the Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics in Belgium.

Image: The Wind Egg Incubation Wind Tunnel by Haseeb Ahmed at M HKA © M HKA

Werkleitz Festival 2019
Rosa Barba show

Rosa Barba, artist of the upcoming Werkleitz Festival 2019 model and ruin, is showing her works in the solo exhibition Rosa Barba: Geschichte als Skulptur at Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany, until February 10.
She is also currently presenting works at MACBA Barcelona as well as at MAXXI in Rome.

Image: Rosa Barba Blind Volumes at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt © Werkleitz

A38 Stipendium
Die Preisträger 2018

Das junge dokfest: A38 – Produktions-Stipendium Kassel-Halle geht dieses Jahr an Elisa Jule Braun für Killing Four Birds With One Arrow. Werkleitz ist gespannt auf die Zusammenarbeit!

Wir freuen uns außerdem zu verkünden, dass der mit 3.000 Euro dotierte Ehrenpreis des Kasseler Dokfestes an Werkleitz Mitglied Bjørn Melhus verliehen wurde. Herzlichen Glückwunsch!

Foto: Hecho en México, Bjørn Melhus, DE 2009, 4 min (loop) © Marco Casado

Werkleitz Festival 2019
Aram Bartholl in Kassel

Aram Bartholl, one of the artists of Werkleitz Festival 2019 model and ruin, is presenting his installation Pan, Tilt And Zoom at the show Monitoring.
The exhibition Monitoring is a section of Kassel Dokfest and presents up to 16 art installations that are based on cinematic, audiovisual or digital approaches.
From December 13 on, Aram Bartholl is also part of the Biennale d’art contemporain de Strasbourg in France.

Image: Anja Köhne © Kasseler Dokfest

Werkleitz Festival 2019
"Der Schrank" by Ramon Haze

The 160 works of the art collection “Der Schrank” by Ramon Haze, Leipzig 1996 by Holmer Feldmann and Andreas Grahl are shown at the Museum Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach until the end of April.
Holmer Feldmann is also invited for the upcoming Werkleitz Festival 2019 model and ruin in Dessau-Roßlau, Germany.
In his work groups, Holmer Feldmann combines found material of different time strata and social contexts or makes this the starting point of his work. 

Werkleitz Festival 2019
Nikolaus Gansterer awarded with art prize

Nikolaus Gansterer, one of the artists of Werkleitz Festival 2019 model and ruin, was awarded with the Mac international Art Award 2018 by the Metropolitan Art Centre in Belfast, Noth Ireland.

The exhibition showing his work Wor(I)ding: a meshwork of sense in flux runs until the end of March in Belfast.
Congratulations! Werkleitz is looking forward presenting his work upcoming spring in Dessau-Roßlau, Germany.
Ahead of that, Nikolaus Gansterer will be presenting more of his work at the Festival Wien Modern and at Künstlerhaus, Wien as well as at KASK school of arts Gent.

Foto: © Nikolaus Gansterer

Werkleitz Festival 2019 model and ruin
Exhibition at Kunstraum Kreuzberg

Andrea Pichl, invited artist for the upcoming Werkleitz Festival, is one of the artistic directors of the new exhibition Pissing in a River. Again!, which opens this Friday, November 16 at 7 pm at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien.
The exhibition celebrates the diversity of contemporary female artists who position their work intensively and offensively in an art world still dominated by masculinity – or who directly challenge this.

Image: Unterkunft Freiheit, Exhibition Andrea Pichl at Kunstmuseum Moritzburg © Andrea Pichl


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