Werkleitz opens the festival center in the former printing and publishing workshop and offices at Leipziger Str. 61–62.The historical group of Jugendstil buildings was contructed in 1911 as the headquarters of the Hallesche Zeitung in a prominent location on Riebeckplatz. In 1946 the space was given to the newspaper Neuer Weg, the party organ of the East German section of the Christian Democratic Union. The daily newspaper ceased publication and since 1992 the machine rooms and publishing offices – striking remnants of the media industry’s first golden age – have stood empty.
EMARE is celebrating its 20th anniversary at .move ON. The European Media Artists in Residence Exchange (EMARE) was initiated by Werkleitz and has been supporting media artists and fostering international exchange since 1995. EMARE is administered by the European Media Art Network (EMAN). With ten host countries across three continents, EMAN is one of the largest network for media art production worldwide. EMARE has provided over 150 grants. Works by participating artists have been represented at festivals and in exhibitions such as the Ars Electronica, transmediale and the Venice Biennale.
Standing members of EMAN include Impakt (NL), Bandits-Mages (FR), FACT (GB) and Werkleitz (DE). Starting with programmes within Europe EMAN expanded to include co-operations with Mexican media art institutions. The works presented at .move ON result from the grant programme European Media Artists in Residence Exchange (EMARE) 2014/15 in cooperation with Goethe-Institut and in exchange with partners in Australia and Canada. Associated partner at EMARE is transmediale Berlin.
Die Festivalarbeit Sounding the Future zum Werkleitz Festival 2015 .move ON von Gail Priest (AU) wurde vom 18.–22. Mai im Rahmen der ISEA2016 R>EVOLUTION in Hong Kong ausgestellt.
Foto: Falk Wenzel
Christoph Wachter & Mathias Jud's Dinghy from Lesbos of their EMARE-work Capital Of The World will be presented as part of this years transmediale/conversation piece in Berlin.
Apart from that, the artists of the last Werkleitz Festival 2015 .move ON and Supported Artists since 2007, will also be guests of the following transmediale events:
• Talk - Infrastructural Violence
Thursday, Februar 4, 7.30–9pm
• Panel - Off-the-cloud Zone
Saturday, Februar 6, 11am – 8pm
• Hybrid Event - Border Visions
Sunday, Februar 7, 1–3pm
Peter Zorn presents the Werkleitz Festival 2015 .move ON in the 19. Cynet Art Festival Dresden on 13 November at 3 pm. The artist duo Christoph Wachter & Matthias Jud, Supported Artists at Werkleitz, follow at 8 pm with a lecture performance on their EMARE-artwork CAPITAL OF THE WORLD. More: www.cynetart.de
On the last festival weekend .move ON will present two additional guided tours through the exhibition I know, you know – Ein audiovisueller Dialog. In I know, you know students and alumni from the class of time-based arts at Burg Giebichenstein academy of fine arts Halle and those of the field of transmedial space of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne show 23 works. The excursion will be led by Prof. Michaela Schweiger (time-based arts) and students of the class. The excursions takes approximately 60 min.
Sat, 24. October 3:30pm
Sun, 25. October 3:30pm
Here are the first impressions of Werkleitz Festival .move ON's opening night on 9 October 2015.
On Friday, 9 October 6:30pm .move ON – new media art from Australia, Canada and Europe will open at Leipziger Straße 61–62 in Halle (Saale). More 50 artists, musicians, media theorists and representatives of the partner organisations are going to be in Halle during the first festival weekend. The exhibition is open each day except of mondays from 10.–25. October and admission free. Performances will take place during festival weekends.
EMARE-scholars Korinsky and Anaisa Franco show their works from 26 August till 25 September as part of the Experimenta Recharge National Tour 2015-16 at The Block: QUT Creative Industries Precinct, Brisbane. In October they will present their work at Werkleitz Festival 2015 .move ON.