Werkleitz Festival 2009

.move-new european media art

Halle 2009

The exhibition .move presents 16 current works of 21 young and leading European media artists: video installations, interactive virtual environments, performances, and an Opera Digitale. The works were produced from 2008 to 2009 within the scope of the European Media Artists in Residence Exchange (EMARE) programme at the organisations Impakt (Netherlands), InterSpace (Bulgaria), VIVID (Great Britain) and Werkleitz (Germany). They will experience their German premiere in Halle. From October 9th to 11th the exhibition kick-starts with the artists discussing their works with international media art experts (respondents). The festival programme will be supplemented through presentations of students of the media art class of Burg Giebichenstein Halle. Nightly live acts and performances at the Riff Move Club are further components of .move.

The European scene meets the local network of galleries in Halle. Unique locations like the state's museum Stiftung Moritzburg, the galleries Raum HELLROT, dieschönestadt, archcouture, the format filmkunstverleih, the Intecta department store, and the Riff Club will host the new art works. The title .moveconveys the concept of the exhibition, including the motion of the picture as well as the motion of the audience fostered by the artistic audio guides of Ralf Wendt and Bertram Weisshaar. Furthermore, many works of the exhibition live through the mobility of the visitor, whether it is at interactive installations or by participating in community projects.