2. 7. to 3. 10. 2016

curated by:

Still aus der Professional Media Master Class Produktion LEUNA (DE, 2014)
© Emerson Culurgioni und Jonas Matauschek
The Shutdown, Adam Stafford, 2009
© KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg
Reaktionen – Menschen in der Automation, Erik Wernicke, 1961
© Evonik Industries AG, Konzernarchiv
Installationsansicht Werkleitz Filmraum Leuna100 im Kunstmuseum Moritzburg Halle (Saale)
© Werkleitz

To commemorate the 100th year anniversary of the Leunawerke industrial complex, the Kunstmuseum Moritzburg Halle (Saale) and Werkleitz have asked the film curator Florian Wüst to develop a thematic film series under the title Leuna100.

In the Leuna100 Werkleitz Filmraum – a cinematic installation in the museum’s Kabinett Westbox – we will present five short films on the subjects of work, automation and the locations and history of chemical production. The series will run from 2 July to 3 October 2016. The combination of historical industrial films and contemporary artistic documentary films provides an ambivalent view of the bright and dark sides of technical progress on both sides of the Iron Curtain.

As part of the vernissage that will begin on 2 July at 6 pm, Florian Wüst will screen films produced in the Leuna amateur film studio, short productions by East German television and short films by the documentary film-maker Heinz Brinkmann.

Two additional short-film programs will be shown on 9 December 2016 at 7 pm and again at 9 pm at Kino Zazie in Halle.

The opening of the Leuna100 Werkleitz Filmraum will begin at 6 pm on 2 July at Moritzburg.
At 3 pm on the same day a tour will be offered of the Plastik-Park in Leuna.

The project is a cooperation between the Kunstmuseum Moritzburg Halle (Saale) and Werkleitz, supported by the Federal State of Saxony-Anhalt and the Bauverein Halle & Leuna eG. Thanks also to the State Archive Saxony-Anhalt, Merseburg branch.