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26th of august

15:00 Opening KiZ (Kultur im Zentrum)*

*The installations at KiZ are open on Fridays from 3pm to 10pm
We kindly ask you to wear a medical mouth and nose covering in the exhibition room.
*Unless otherwise stated, the events take place at KiZ (Kultur im Zentrum).

from 16:00 installation art 1984 is now*

*For the installation 1984 is now  up to four participation slots per hour are available. Please register:

17:00 Performance: Never Solo

19:00 short film program 1*

hello! (Natalia del Mar Kašik & Antonia de la Luz Kašik)
Slides – a letter to dance (Roni Katz)
Swimming Lesson (Vardit Goldner)
To wander so many miles in vain (Sacha Rey)
Töchter (Katharina Soon-Hi Thaler, Quynh Le Nguyen, Stella Deborah Traub)
ZEHRA ON THE ROOF (Onur Agbaba & Najwa Ahmed)

*The film programs will also be accessible online from 26 to 29 August.

27th of august

12:00 Opening KiZ (Kultur im Zentrum)*

*The installations at KiZ are open on Saturday from 12pm to 9pm.
We kindly ask you to wear a medical mouth and nose covering in the exhibition room.
*Unless otherwise stated, the events take place at KiZ (Kultur im Zentrum).

from 12:00 installation art 1984 is now*

*For the installation 1984 is now  up to four participation slots per hour are available. Please register:

15:00 Speed-Dating

We warmly invite you to the Artist Speeddating! Here you have the opportunity to engage in 1:1 conversations with the artists and other visitors and to talk about the works and other burning questions! Everything in a classic speed dating setting!
No pre-registration necessary.

18:30 Performance: Europroblems: To pee or not to pee? 

21:00 Trash-Night (Schiffenberger Weg 115)

At Trash Night we bring together short film gems that are serious in their unseriousness and not too serious in their seriousness. The event highlight with a host trio thrives on the mode of exuberant and informal viewing and finds a crowning conclusion in the awarding of the “Goldenen Toast Hawaii”.

(We kindly ask all participants to test themselves in advance for Covid-19 by means of an antigen test. Tests can be purchased at the entrance for a small surcharge).

Some Ginger for Art (Natalia Monakhova)
Benny Ballon (Simon Mende, Robin Goldbach)
Intuition Money Love (Klara Kirsch)
Kapriolen im Buero (Vera Sebert)
TEAM TSCHECHOW (Amelie von Godin)

*The film programs will also be accessible online from 26 to 29 August.

28th of august

12:00 Opening KiZ (Kultur im Zentrum)*

*The installations at KiZ are open on Sunday from 12pm to 10pm.
We kindly ask you to wear a medical mouth and nose covering in the exhibition room.
*Unless otherwise stated, the events take place at KiZ (Kultur im Zentrum).

12:30 hungry eyes film academy

A workshop for young people interested in filmmaking. After learning basic skills, participants realized their own small works, which will be presented at the festival. Come by!

13:30 Ukrainian Shorts*

A film program as a solidarity screening, consisting exclusively of works by Ukrainian filmmakers. In cooperation with the Ukrainian collective Freefilmers.

Eastern Ukrainian Dialogue (Sashko Protyah & Oksana Kazmina)
My Cosmos (Natasha Tzeliuba, Yuliia Appen)
The Wonderful Years (Svitlava Shymko, Galina Yarmanova)
Хайт / Khayt (Sashko Protyah)
*The film programs will also be accessible online from 26 to 29 August.

ab 15:00 installation art 1984 is now*

*For the installation 1984 is now  up to four participation slots per hour are available. Please register:

17:00 Hauptfilmblock 2*

Why the Birds? (Tomás de Souza)
Hoamweh Lung (Homesick Lungs) (Felix Klee)
As Long As There Is Bone There Is Language (Arit Emmanuela Etukudo)
SOS/Animals/Action (Big Art Group)
Sites of Encounter, Act II (Mario Mu)

*The film programs will also be accessible online from 26 to 29 August.

19:00 Let’s talk hungry eyes!

To wrap up the festival we want to have a talk with the artists and the audience, where we talk about connecting themes of the works and what it means to work at the intersection of film, performance and installation art.

short film

As Long As There Is Bone There Is Language

short film by Arit Emmanuela Etukudo
US 2021

„This world will empty you before you even know you can be full. Before you know you can reach metamorphosis it will strip you of your alchemy. Beneath the erasure of our roots and at the base of our existence is a frequency that tells the story of our magic and our bounty. This AfroFrequency ignores the mechanical west and replaces it with the organic spirituality of African being. But we are taught that this essence is evil. We are taught to fear the roots of ourselves in the name of westernized grace.“

Arit Emmanuela Etukudo is a Nigerian-American Moving Image Installation Self-Portrait Artist whose practice deals with the fluidity and metamorphosis of Black identity. She earned her BA in Cinematic Arts from University of Maryland Baltimore county in 2016. She then earned her MFA in Fine Art from Nottingham Trent University in 2019. During her MFA, she took an Erasmus at École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts to expand her research.

Screenplay, direction and editing: Arit Emmanuela Etukudo
Sound design: Lorenzo Diaz
Hair: Aggie Hair LLC
Production assistant:: Eli Diaz and Sandra Colon

Funded by Art Council England and BACKLIT Gallery, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Fund.

Possible trigger: flashing lights


short film by Natalia del Mar Kašik, Antonia de la Luz Kašik
AT 2021

"hello!" is a film that presents itself as a guide to invented forms of greeting. New ways of how people can greet each other when they have to meet under certain restrictions are developed. The forms of greeting range from the feasible to the unimitable and difficult to integrate into everyday life. The film examines formulas and conventions of interpersonal encounters, tries to deconstruct them and drag them into the absurd.

Natalia del Mar Kašik* 1997, Graz. She attended the class for independent film and artistic photography at the Friedl Kubelka School and studies video and video installation at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. In her artistic work she deals with femininity/identity and works with Super8.

Antonia de la Luz Kašik* 1993, Graz. Studied visual communication in Bolivia. Graduated from the Friedl Kubelka School for Independent Film in Vienna and studies video and video installation at the Academy of Fine Arts. She works with analogue film, animation, printmaking and photography, and as a cinematographer for film projects.


Antonia de la Luz Kašik

Natalia del Mar Kašik

Juli Gabor

Christian Neher

Hoamweh Lung (Homesick Lungs)

short film by Felix Klee
DE 2021

„You can't bring back a dead horse, but there are ways to step into a place that was lost. "Homesick Lungs" is an experimental farewell. The film delves into the lungs of a dying horse and the history of a sold family farm. 3D animations, screen recordings and documentary footage combine to form an essay on reconstructed memory. In the end, the wind brushes through virtual nettles.“

Felix Klee (*1990) studies directing for documentary film at the University of Television and Film Munich. For 2022 he received the twelve-month media art scholarship of the Kirch Foundation.

In 2016 he completed his studies in Digital Time-Based Media and Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich.

Director, Screenplay, Camera, Editing, Animation, VFX & Color Grading: Felix Klee
Sound Mixing: Stefan Möhl

Supported by HFF Munich


short film by Timothy Smith
GB 2019

“QUEERING DI TEKNOLOJIK is a film by artist & academic Dr. Timothy Smith, created as part of his PhD research, in collaboration with So Mayer, Campbell X, Valentino Vecchietti and Teresa Cisneros. All of their voices contributed to the creation of the digital voice that narrates the work, delivering a message of hope from a queer utopian future.

The film premiered at the 2019 BFI London Film Festival, where it was also nominated for the Best Short Film Award. The film went on to win the '​George Manupelli Founder’s Spirit Award' at the 2020 Ann Arbor Film Festival, and the Best British Film Award at the 2020 Queer Visions Film Festival in Bristol UK.“

Dr. Timothy Smith is a London-based academic and artist/filmmaker, creator of narrative short films such as Attack (2005) and Le Weekend (2007); and experimental non-narrative films such as Béton brut (2014), When we come to it (2015), A Queering of Memory: Parts 1&2 (2017), Queer Babel (2018) and Queering di Teknolojik (2019).

Director: Timothy Smith
Writers: Timothy Smith & So Mayer
Collective digital voice: Timothy Smith, So Mayer, Campbell X, Valentino Vecchietti and Teresa Cisneros.
Editing: Timothy Smith

Sites of Encounter, Act II 

short film by Mario Mu
SI 2021

“Sites of Encounter is the ongoing body of work that explores relations of contemporary labour conditions, gaming, and the human-built environments. As in the telling of a dream or related to memory, the atmosphere comes and goes, sifting through meticulously crafted layers of image sequences.

While continuously setting up and down the volume of the silence that lies behind the dominant narratives revolving around labour conditions, the fabricated landscape suggests comfortable boredom that emerges from the tension between action and stasis, suggestive rhythmic repetitions, and weightless perspective.“

Mario Mu is a visual artist and director living in Berlin. His work has been shown in Research Center for Proxy Politics, TAP-Theatre auditorium de Poitiers; V2 Rotterdam; MGLC Ljubljana; MAAT Lisbon; Play Co London; Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam; Uferstudios and Silent Green in Berlin; MSU, Pogon and GMK in Zagreb, among others.

Author and director: Mario Mu

Slides – a letter to dance 

short film by Roni Katz
DE 2021

„A choreographer invites the audience to indulge in the symbiosis of dance in her past and the political realities of her present. This deeply personal deconstruction of the choreographies, hierarchies, and labor conditions that have influenced her career reveals the complexities of a dancer’s relationship to dance. How to embody something you struggle believing in? How can she be devoted to a form that wobbles around politics? How to be unburdened from the oppression of canon and the weight of the gaze? Despite frustration, the way she moves unveils affection for this long-term relationship. The inextricability of dance in her body is as clear as her power to break it down and redirect it. She is looking for the reasons why she began, and why she continues dancing.“

Roni Katz lives and works in Berlin as a choreographer, performer, dramaturge and curator. Through a steady practice of expanded choreography she is looking for the apt medium to manifest personal-political matters, sometimes finding the stage outside the stage. Roni is obsessed with politics of self-care (as warfare), love and power structures.

Noam Gorbat ist eine in Berlin lebende Videofilmerin und Cutterin. Sie arbeitet mit verschiedenen Künstler:innen und Kollektiven zusammen, unter anderem mit Florentina Holzinger, Ian Kaller, Gob Squad und Fehras Publishing Practices. Noam engagiert sich für die Vermittlung von Intersektionalität in visuellen Darstellungen in all ihrer Komplexität, Härte und Schönheit.

Dance and choreography: Roni Katz
Camera: Noam Gorbat
Editing: Noam Gorbat, Roni Katz
Light: Catalina Fernandez
Costumes: Daphna Munz
Voices: Rasha Nahas, Ariel Nil Levy, Alex Viteri, Dora Zygouri
Artistic advice: Litó Walkey
Sound Mixing: Manuela Schininà

Many thanks to Louise Trueheart, Laura Kirshenbaum, Zeina Hanna and Tamar Grosz

A production by Roni Katz, supported by Vierte Welt, Ada Studio Berlin, Deufert & Plischke


short film by Big Art Group
US 2021

SOS/Animals/Action continues and advances Big Art Group’s Real-Time Film technique, a conceptual model conflating performance, television and movies. Using live performance and video, Real-Time Film plays cinematic composition and controlled perspective against the verity of TV broadcast and the immediacy of live performance.

Big Art Group is a New York based experimental performance ensemble founded by Caden Manson and Jemma Nelson in 1999. Big Art Group uses language and media to push formal boundaries of theatre, film and visual arts; it creates culturally transgressive works and innovative performances using original text, technology and experimental methods of communication.“

Caden Manson is a performance maker, curator, and educator. Through the company Big Art Group, their performance and media work create radical queer narrative structures and embodiments to construct and aid transitory generative critical space for participants and audience.

Big Art Group is a New York based experimental performance media ensemble founded by Caden Manson and Jemma Nelson in 1999. Big Art Group has been presented throughout 14 countries and over 50 cities in Europe, Asia, and North America.

A work by: Caden Manson and Jemma Nelson
Directing, video-system and costumes: Caden Manson
Text and sound: Jemma Nelson
Performers: David Commander, Michael Helland, Willie Mullins and Edward Stresen-Reuter
Editing: Edward Stresen-Reuter
Production: Ana Mari de Quesada
Camera: Caden Manson, Kathleen Amshoff and Linsey Bostwick

Possible trigger: The film contains very loud noises, emotional distress, and simulated violence.

Swimming Lesson 

short film by Vardit Goldner
IL 2021

“Swimming Lesson is a video installation and a mockumentary film in which I teach Bedouin girls to swim in a waterless “pool”. It aims to stimulate thought about the lack of swimming pools accessible to Bedouins in Israel, actually denying them swimming lessons and causing frequent cases of drowning.

There are over 200,000 Arab-Bedouins living in the Negev region of Israel today, with access to one single swimming pool that was inaugurated in the town of Rahat in 2017. Bedouins are not allowed to enter swimming pools in Jewish localities.“

Vardit Goldner is a photography and video artist. She's engaged in documenting the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, mainly its effects on daily life of Palestinians, and addresses social issues. She studied at the Faculty of Arts – Hamidrasha at Beit Berl College, Israel, completing the Postgraduate Fine Arts Program, and holds an M.Sc. in physics.

credits: Vardit Goldner

To wander so many miles in vain 

short film by Sacha Rey
FR 2021

„A “filmic ballad” in the heart of the city of Rio de Janeiro in which Angelica De Paula shares her daily life during the first lockdown. Her story and her songs evoke the domination and power relationships which materialize in bodies. Performing a singular memory through her songs, she creates alternative images to the violences she's enduring. By choosing to keep moving, feeling, sharing, she ensures that the gestures of BIPOC women will not be erased or made invisible once again. It is in this form which they call "documentary dance " that Sacha Rey chooses to respond to the mutism of “necro-liberal” society which produces and makes invisible “sacrificable bodies” (F.Vergés). Through this method, they seek to interview the physical memories of the protagonist.“

Sacha Rey is a visual artist, director and performer born in 1991 in Nice. They define themself as a non-binary, white, neurodivergent and queer person. Since 2016, they wear blue lipstick on a daily basis. Sacha Rey’s plastic research is informed by an intersectional and queer feminist perspective and based on a constant effort to shape intimate, political and poetic narratives that deal with systemic violence.

Directing, Camera, Sound and editing: Sacha Rey
Directors assistant: Lucas Levecchi
Film score composer: Angelica De Paula
Last song: “Fadas” by Luiz Melodia, performed by Angelica De Paula
Sound Mixing: Laurent Leblanc
Color grading: Adrien Von Nagel
Translation: Nanaui Amoros Silva, Lucas Levecchi, Daniel Pinheiro de Andrade

This short film was created as part of a master's thesis research under the direction of Cécile Boëx at l'ÉCOLE DES HAUTES ÉTUDES EN SCIENCES SOCIALES in the field of art, literature and language in Paris.

Possible trigger: This movie talks about systemic violences. TW : Feminicide, sexism, racism. There is a small "flash light" at 1min10 but it's not a strobe lights.


short film by Katharina Soon-Hi Thaler, Quynh Le Nguyen, Stella Deborah Traub
DE 2021

„What does it mean to be your parents’ daughter?

Being the protagonists of their own film, three filmmakers ask themselves this particular question.

The setup: one camera, three settings and three encounters with at least one parent, discussing something so essential, it can hardly be put into words:

at times brutally honest, at times lost for words, their encounter will show the difference in each child-parent experience as well as its impact on the individual. The artificial setting is opening up room for dialogues on family trauma, the fear of growing apart and the moral certainty that death will inevitably end the relationship.“

Katharina Soon-Hi ThalerBorn in Munich in 1993. 2017 Bachelor in North American Studies at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich. Since 2017 freelance work in the BR television editorial department, culture section. Since 2018, study of documentary film and television journalism at the University of Television and Film Munich.

Quynh Le NguyenBorn in 1995 in Soltau. 2018 Bachelor in Cultural Studies and Aesthetic Practice at the University of Hildesheim. Since 2018, study of Documentary Film and Television Journalism at the University of Television and Film Munich.

Stella Deborah TraubBorn 1997 in Öhringen. 2017 Diploma in TV Journalism at the Bavarian Academy for Television since 2018 study of Documentary Film at HFF Munich.

Director: Quynh Le Nguyen, Katharina Soon-Hi Thaler, Stella Deborah Traub
Camera: Jonas Kleinalstede
Producer: Marlon Hofmann
Editing: Narges Kalhor

Why the Birds? 

short film by Tomás de Souza
BE 2022

“Why the Birds? is a short movie made with images gathered by cellphones across the world about a soft obsession, birds. Always around us, we often overlook them. But sometimes a breach between us may appear.“

Tomás de Souza is a musician and artist, currently studying performance arts in Brussels.

Written, narrated and edited by: Tomás de Souza
Videos, photos and sound from the WhatsApp group „Pássaros“


short film by Onur Agbaba, Najwa Ahmed
DE 2021

„Zehra is no longer needed due to the closure of the factory. In her fifties, with no degree and no training, she does not know where her future path will lead her. She reflects on the past 30 years, what it means to be a guest worker, to no longer be needed and not to be able to explain what the closure of the factory means for her. She remembers how she danced in her youth and tries to look forward with this beautiful feeling to leave the past where it belongs. In the past.

The short film ZEHRA ON THE ROOF was made as part of the film workshop AB-UND-ZU-GEHÖRIGKEITSANGELEGENHEITEN, organised by bi'bak Berlin and un.thai.tled Filmkollektiv.“

Najwa Ahmed (1989): A Palestinian writer and visual artist based in Berlin. Through their theater work "not mine and other stories” with KAAI studios in Brussels, they tackled issues of displacement and white saviorism. In their short films they worked with queer identity politics and the consumption culture of bodies.

Onur Agbaba is a freelance theatre maker, performer and choreographer. He studied Applied Theatre Studies in Gießen and Dance&Choreography in Copenhagen. Between 2012 and 2014 he was a dancer in the company of Leipzig Dance Theatre under the direction of Alessio Trevisani. He lives and works in Berlin.

Screenplay and directing: Onur Agbaba and Najwa Ahmed
With: Michaela Behal, Nezahat Celayir
With materials by: Lumiere Brothers “Workers leaving the factory”, Archive 1895
Subtitles: Sarnt Utamachote
Camera: Onur Agbaba and Najwa Ahmed
Editing: Onur Agbaba, Najwa Ahmed and Sarnt Utamachote

Ukrainian Shorts

Eastern Ukrainian Dialogue

Ukrainian Short by Sashko Protyah, Oksana Kazmina
UA 2018

„The film researches problems and possibilities of building a cultural dialogue in Eastern Ukrainian cities. The film crew analyzes the multicultural history of the region, difficulties in cultural self-realization and attempts to make the dialogue more efficient. The film doesn't give the exact answers, but tries to create space for unbiased discussion about the culture of the East of Ukraine.“

Sashko Protyah – independent filmmaker, teacher, Zaporizhia/Mariupol

Oksana Kazmina – independent artist, filmmaker and educator, Syracuse/Kyiv

"Freefilmers" are a cinematographic movement and NGO. Their main goals are: To make films as alert and sensitive to reality as possible, films whose main focus is human life and the struggle for equality and freedom. The promotion of independent filmmaking in Ukraine, especially Eastern Ukraine. The decentralization of the cultural process.

My Cosmos

Ukrainian Short by Natasha Tzeliuba, Yuliia Appen
UA 2019

„Director returns to her native city and tells a story of her adulting in Cosmos – a neighborhood in Zaporizhzhia. She tries to define what Cosmos means to her. Is it a self-sufficient universe or traumatic experience, a neighborhood or sensation?“

Natasha Tseliuba – artist, performer and curator, Cherkasy/Zaporizhia

Yuliia Appen – designer and photographer, Kyiv

"Freefilmers" are a cinematographic movement and NGO. Their main goals are: To make films as alert and sensitive to reality as possible, films whose main focus is human life and the struggle for equality and freedom. The promotion of independent filmmaking in Ukraine, especially Eastern Ukraine. The decentralization of the cultural process.

The Wonderful Years 

Ukrainian Short by Svitlava Shymko, Galina Yarmanova
UA 2018

„The film explores the lives of non-heterosexual women in Ukraine in the late Soviet Union. It is based on archive video materials from the Center for Urban History of Central East Europe in Lviv and interview excerpts from the research projectsSexuality under Globalization” (2005-2006), “Being a Lesbian in Ukraine: Gaining Power„ (2007) and „LGBT Families in Ukraine: Social Practices and Legislative Regulations” (2011-2012).”

Svitlana Shymko – independent filmmaker, Berlin/Kyiv

Galina Yarmanova – independent researcher, Berlin/Kyiv

"Freefilmers" are a cinematographic movement and NGO. Their main goals are: To make films as alert and sensitive to reality as possible, films whose main focus is human life and the struggle for equality and freedom. The promotion of independent filmmaking in Ukraine, especially Eastern Ukraine. The decentralization of the cultural process.

Хайт / Khayt 

Ukrainian Short by Sashko Protyah
UA 2021

„An artistic speculation about the Ukrainian city of Mariupol in 2068, where thriving urban culture is to a big extent created by Azov Greeks.“

Sashko Protyah – independent filmmaker, teacher, Zaporizhia/Mariupol

"Freefilmers" are a cinematographic movement and NGO. Their main goals are: To make films as alert and sensitive to reality as possible, films whose main focus is human life and the struggle for equality and freedom. The promotion of independent filmmaking in Ukraine, especially Eastern Ukraine. The decentralization of the cultural process.

Short films in the Trash-Night

Benny Ballon 

Short film in the Trash-Night by Simon Mende & Robin Goldbach
DE 2013

„Benny eats a warm yeast cake and puffs up...“

Simon and Robin have known each other casually for a long time - but didn't like each other very much.

This changed due to an irrelevant event. But that was only after the film shoot.

Today Robin thinks Simon is okay. No, more. Great.

Or alternative: Robin and Simon have been best friends since birth.

credits: Simon Mende & Robin Goldbach

Intuition Money Love

Short film in the Trash-Night by Klara Kirsch
DE 2021

„Fit By Stacy started as a fitness tutorial taken to the absurd in 2019. Since then, the work around the fictional character Stacy has evolved into a long-term project that that explores questions of identity, female role models, and pop cultural phenomena through the appropriation of social media aesthetics, and now includes several video works, an Instagram channel, and merchandise. In Intuition Money Love, Stacy reflects on her spiritual journey through unstable times. Computer-generated clouds become her companions along the way. As she floats through the desert-like spheres of her virtual world, the background and context of her newly learned practices remain indeterminate. Her insights and affirmations become advertising slogans. Her search for meaning becomes a promise of salvation.“

Klara Kirsch (*1995) is a performance and media artist whose work deals with bodies and (multiple) identities in digital space, with the construction of reality and the mechanisms of post-capitalist society. She uses the appropriation of strategies from pop culture and social media as a method.

Concept, production, performance, 3D-animations: Klara Kirsch



Kapriolen im Buero 

Short film in the Trash-Night by Vera Sebert
DE/AT 2022

„Everyday office life is full of pitfalls and entangles the protagonists in the thicket of found images and sounds.“

Vera Sebert *1987

Artistic works in the liminal areas of visual media, language, film, computer programmes: The program code allows the adaptation of all other media, whose characteristics are imitated, fragmented and reassembled in virtual space.

Idea and execution: Vera Sebert / Elisabeth Pfeiffer

Some Ginger for Art 

Short film in the Trash-Night by Natalia Monakhova
RU 2021

„Ideal art is art that does not exist. I am still an artist, although it goes against common sense. My art practices swing between reduction and excessiveness. "Some Ginger for Art" addresses art as a mindless, merciless yet enjoyable ritual.“

Multimedia artist, founder & co-curator of the International Bad Video Art Festival. Uses art practices as means for communication and play, addresses issues of quality in art, doubts that art can be judged as good or bad, explores the role of art as one of the most useless occupations today, and the role of the artist as a self-exploiting actor.

Video: Natalia Monakhova
Sound: Andrey Slaschilin


Short film in the Trash-Night by Amelie von Godin
DE 2020

„In the short film TEAM TSCHECHOW Chistin Nichols, Wilson Gonzalez, Stephanie Ballantine and Amelie von Godin passionately fail a scene from 'Three Sisters' by Anton Chekhov. Barbie trash meets stage realism. In a way Chekhov's drama can be read as an "end times" play. Is that why it is played up and down in drama schools and city theaters? In Act 4, Irina has decided to marry Tusenbach even though she does not love him. She sees in it her only possibility to leave the province. On the eve of the scene, a lover provokes Tusenbach and challenges him to a duel. He wants to hear that she loves him, wants to be stopped by her and yet knows that she will not. An attempt at reconciliation with characters and material.“

Amelie von Godin found her way to theater somewhere between Antifa and P1. From 2016-2020 she studied physical theater at Folkwang UdK. Her solo ATOLL HURAWALHI had numerous guest performances. Since 2020 she is part of the multinational Finsterbusch Performance Collective. Since October 2020 she has been studying directing at HfS Ernst Busch.

Christin Nichols is a star. She plays a leading role in the ARD series "All You Need". As a musician she has toured with her former band "Prada Meinhoff" with DAF, Mia, Peaches and many more. On her own, Christin has already released several singles and was remixed by Westbam. She lives with her turtles in Berlin.

Stephanie Ballantine (she/her) After detaching from the theater and acting practice she studied Politics and Philosophy. Her fields: Commoditised sexuality, bio politics, political control... She uses expressions of hybridity, ‘anti-curation’, collaboration, queerness, intersectionality.

DIRECTOR Amelie von Godin
WITH Christin Nichols, Wilson Gonzalez
CAMERA Stephanie Ballantine
EDITING Amelie von Godin
MUSIK: “Believe” – Cher, “Only time” – Enya


Short film in the Trash-Night by ULRICHSundGROSCHEN
DE 2021

„"Gentrification" has a meaning that is not easy to explain, but usually ends up with the feeling of anger and hopelessness. To combat these feelings VERZEICHNIS VON WÖRTERN deals with the things (in this case: words) that are a little bit more easy to explain. In fact, with small words that mean something. VERZEICHNIS VON WÖRTERN is a dictionary - if a dictionary were an essay film and not a useful one (but enjoyable). In the maze of ever more gentrified cities, the film tries to smear teeny tiny words like YES or HELLO with meaning and gets in its own way.“

ULRICHSundGROSCHEN is a literature collective founded in 2021, consisting of K. Grosch and E. Ch. Ulrich, collectivized by the desire for experimental writing. Their educations (theater directing, literature studies, linguistics.) confuse, love and cross-fertilise each other. This is how, for example, plays are created, most recently at Berliner Ringtheater.

Linda Beton‘s real name is Linda Blümchen and she was born in Berlin, where she studied acting with Franziskus Claus at the University of the Arts. During her studies she received a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation and began working at Theater Basel. Since 2020 she has been living in Munich and acting at Residenztheater.

Franziskus Claus was born in Lutherstadt Wittenberg in 1994 and grew up in the Harz Mountains and Potsdam. Before studying acting at the UdK Berlin, he performed at P14 of Volksbühne am Rosa Luxemburg Platz. With L. Blümchen, K. Grosch and E. Ch. Ulrich, he is connected through a long-term collaboration. He has been acting at Staatsschauspiel Dresden since 2020.

Darsteller:innen: Linda Beton & Franziskus Claus
Sound: Emma Ch. Ulrich
Camera and editing: Katharina Grosch



Performance by Nina & Karimy Kollektiv

Nina ( pronouns.they.them) is the performing part of Nina & Karimy Kollektiv, whose live-directed multimedia performances give the opportunity to make current processes public. NEVER SOLO encounters themes such as psychic states, intoxication, memory, artistic visions, PornoGraphics, creates its own fantasies about them and gives space to those present instead of adopting a voyeuristic position, without pursuing a formal interactive character. The visitors are invited to live through their own processes during the performance and to take these processes as conscious moments into everyday life. Nina's works are public processes, reserve themselves not to be finished and to change and contradict each other both in content and form.

Nina Karimy's research work pornoGRAFIK is supported by #takeheart Fonds Darstellende Künste. NEVER SOLO is a research stopover where Nina artistically takes stock between past, presence and future.

A performance by and with Nina & Karimy Kollektiv

Artistic advice:
DOore Antrie, Sophia Hankings-Evans, Mario Högemann, Kapi Kapinga Grab, Christin Høegsberg Pinciuc

Dedicated to: all my lovers

Nina Karimy ist ein:e kurdische nichtbinäre dicke able-bodied Künstler:in. Nina arbeitet als Schauspieler:in, Performer:in, Autor:in, Dramaturg:in und Filmemacher:in, gründete 2018 das Nina&Karimy Kollektiv, spielte auf Festivals u.a. Zürcher Theaterspektakel und schrieb Theaterstücke wie QWEENDOM -mit Sophia Hankings-Evans- und UNDER CONTROL.

Europroblems: To pee or not to pee?

Performance by Putasagrada

„A show/performance/stage call it whatever you want to call, you get to choose :). Putasagrada is the Brazil-Centric queen of Europe who came to crush, kill and destroy the so called white, normative cisgender standards of womanhood. With rage and a little bit of Samba dance on the tip of her toes, she is revolutionary. This show/performance needs the audience as part of the people who are willing to transform the world. However, it is not a welcoming space if you don't behave under Putasagradas circumstances. Everything to be performed is about exposing natural body fluids, colonizing europeans with brasilian culture, embracing bodies and sharing a space to be free for a special amount of time.“

São Paulo, Brasil, when the city was in chaos and people needed a superstarherosexualamazingwoman, from a pile of gold. Her professional life has consisted of shining in dance clubs, collecting menstrual blood to water plants, dancing brasilian funk and crafting against Bolsonaro’s existence.


Fenia Kotsopoulou and Pavlos Koutouriotis

installation art

1984 is now 

Installation art by Jafar Hejazi

„A performer with a cart goes to the public, like a Raree Show (Iranian Shahre-Farang). He invites people to watch 360-degree videos on a VR headset and gives them a ride around.

In VR, there are some real-life narratives from various locations in Tehran, Iran. The central theme of all immersive videos is the younger generation's sorrow in Iran. For instance, a girl who got pregnant by her boyfriend narrates the story of abortion, prohibited in the Iranian legal system.

These location-based 360-degree videos are also available on the internet, based on map pinpoints, and online audiences can watch them.“

Jafar Hejazi is an interdisciplinary artist who has a technology and performing arts background. He has experience using the internet and some gadgets, such as VR headsets, to develop engaging artistic projects. Jafar, as an artist, experienced participating in the most important international art festivals in his homeland, like Fadjr and IIUTF.

Performer: Saeed Jamshidi, Parisa Sanaatkar, Shabnam Dadkhah, Amirhosein Fekri, Asma Anvarinezhad, AmirAli Pariz

Directors assistant: AmirAli Pariz
Music: Nima Amin
Graphics: Saeed Rezvani

FALLA VR – The Exhibition

Installation art by Julia B. Laperrière

„In Falla, choreographer Julia B. Laperrière and guitarist Pia Achternkamp explore the transformative and empowering potential of the strap-on dildo for new images of female sexuality. Falla VR – The Exhibition invites the audience to immerse themselves in a dance performance through an intimate virtual reality experience. The walk-through installation - a surreal, immersive and bodily landscape that can be experienced visually, acoustically and physically - was designed in collaboration with visual artist Simone Kessler. Falla VR – The Exhibition invites visitors to linger and equally offers space for individual experiences and encounters.“

Julia B. Laperrière is a Canadian artist navigating between Berlin, Montpellier and Montreal. She holds an MA in choreography from Master Exerce at ICI-CCN Montpellier and is interested in gender, sexuality, new intimacies and dangerous dances. Her latest pieces have been presented in Germany, Canada, Norway, Italy and France.



INSTALLATION: Simone Kessler


FILM: Jascha Viehstädt

DRAMATURGY: Siegmar Zacharias

PRODUCTION: Florentine Emigholz, Micaela Kühn

LIGHT/TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT: Marek Lamprecht, Josephine Mielke

The house that shadows built

Installation art by Zuza Banasinska

„The Hollywood studio system is a corporate world-making machine with almost limitless possibilities, yet as its uttermost goal is capital itself, it tends to perpetuate and repeat similarly structured narratives. I am interested in how this construct, which effectively produces the real, can be overtaken in order to generate stories that are non-commodified and non-hierarchical.

The house that shadows built The house that shadows built is a 3channel video installation forming a studio tour around a fictional film studio, guided by a green-screen character. I use the chroma-key screen as a tool of image migration and a point of connection between, land, machine, body and the virtual. Exploring the possibilities of who/what a "protagonist" can be I am dismantling seemingly fixed identities, both of the subject and their background.“

Zuza Banasińska (PL, 1994) is an artist making video-based environments, where virtual and real elements are hybridised beyond distinction in order to generate narratives and spaces that are unfixed and non-hierarchical. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, the Universität der Künste in Berlin and Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam.

Directing, screenplay, video and sound editing, animation: Zuza Banasińska

Music: Agata Kneć

Vocals: Nela Maciejewska

Graphic design: Renata Motyka

Performance: Elżbieta Sadowska, Marta Rees, Roshelle Fong

Special Thanks: Rob Schroeder, Metahaven, Beri Shalmashi, Kate Cooper, Rana Hamadeh, Jeanne Vrastor

It’s gonna be a long time before I go into the woods, just like that, for a walk.

Installation art by Joanna Zabielska

„Like someone asked, if we have a good versus evil situation here. Well, I guess you could call it that.”

Presence on the border - literally and psychologically - writes extremely dramatic scenarios.

It’s gonna be a long time before I go into the woods, just like that, for a walk. explores the human condition on the edge of life and death, and questions the role of technology in a migrant crisis. It aims to investigate the neutrality and the lack of empathy coming with the inability to imagine the mental and physical state of a person who has spent a week in the woods in minus temperature. To better understand the matted testimonies of ngos and volunteers working on the border, poetry of Wisława Szymborska and Khalil Gibran and philosophical texts of Leszek Kołakowski, are messaged on Telegram and projected in the space.

Joanna Zabielska works at the intersection of art, design, architecture and urban planning, approaching the social and spatial issues of urban transformation. Using various media - from VR installations, inflatable sculptures to cooking performances - she developed participatory, site-specific projects together with the local community.

3D-Visuals, edited video, sound: Joanna Zabielska

Sound, Arabic poem: Bilal Alame

Interview, short video clips:

throne wars

Installation art by Sherie Sitauze

„An ongoing project which pieces together fragments of a history where documentation is scarce. It proposes a flattening of time and considers current conflicts within cultural affairs in Southern Africa. It is an exploration of Venda mythologies and narratives with a focus on a white python deity and, specifically speculates the possibility of alternative futures wherein a Venda princess that has contested the throne since 2010 is consumed by Nwali in a test, survives and as a result assumes the chieftaincy. These futures unravel while the soundtrack is formed of 2 Venda women engaging in an intimate dialogue that navigates traditional myths and histories, they make attempts to consider their histories from diaspora, displacement, and express longing and a sense of belonging for “home”.“

b. Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. lives/works in London. MFA Fine Art Goldsmiths, University of London (2021). Sherie’s practice deals primarily with moving image, collage, installation and is heavily embedded in, and refers to quantum physics, metaphysics, pre-colonial myths and narratives alongside post-colonial theories and concepts.

Whatcha Gonna Do (When They Come for You)

Installation art by Jonas Beile

„In this installation the system of Google Street View is used as a medium of a scenic staging. The scenario of ca. 60 panoramic images was realized with a group of voluntary performers. Its plot aims at the question of anonymity in today’s digital public space. The resulting images have been placed as a virtual tour on Google’s Street View platform and can be viewed online on a tablet PC in the exhibition. A documentary film of this production is shown as an accompanying projection. The tension between fictional and documentary elements is emphasized by the fact that the film’s soundtrack features interviews with people who are themselves in the focus of surveillance and for whom anonymity is a vital factor for survival.“

Jonas Beiles is interested in the transformations of digital capitalism, especially in the field of labour and social relations. He often uses the infrastructure of virtual platforms as a playing field for artistic experiments. His cinematic works mix documentary and fictional elements.

Cast: Dalia Marmo, Abdulsamed Brahovic, Hamda Ferchichi, Eveline, Stefan, Estelle & Florient Blume

Camera: Stefan Tschumi

Unit manager: Sugano Matsusaki

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