Our film Factories of Imagination at the Panometer Open Air Theater.
What is the con¬≠nec¬≠tion bet¬≠ween clubs and old walls? How can club cul¬≠tu¬≠re beco¬≠me green and sus¬≠tainab¬≠le? Can an indus¬≠tri¬≠al ruin con¬≠vey a sen¬≠se of iden¬≠ti¬≠ty? What impor¬≠t¬≠ance do pla¬≠ces of indus¬≠tri¬≠al work have in the post-fos¬≠sil age and how will they be used in the future? And what do cul¬≠tu¬≠ral workers ask from poli¬≠tics and urban socie¬≠ty in 2020?
Factories of Imagination is a film about the rela¬≠ti¬≠ons¬≠hip bet¬≠ween indus¬≠tri¬≠al buil¬≠dings and the peop¬≠le who use them. Art and cul¬≠tu¬≠re sce¬≠ne prot¬≠ago¬≠nists and acti¬≠vists who out of con¬≠vic¬≠tion or by chan¬≠ce star¬≠ted app¬≠ly¬≠ing them¬≠sel¬≠ves to the pre¬≠ser¬≠va¬≠ti¬≠on and nar¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on of indus¬≠tri¬≠al heri¬≠ta¬≠ge take us to the pla¬≠ces of their acti¬≠vi¬≠ties to talk about their pro¬≠jects. The film docu¬≠ments the broad ran¬≠ge of the actors‚Äô rea¬≠sons and moti¬≠va¬≠tions: docu¬≠men¬≠ting spaces that are gra¬≠du¬≠al¬≠ly disap¬≠pearing, crea¬≠ting tra¬≠di¬≠tio¬≠nal and new iden¬≠ti¬≠ties, re-coding spaces for cul¬≠tu¬≠re and music, sear¬≠ching for open spaces, or the desi¬≠re for self-rea¬≠liz¬≠a¬≠ti¬≠on and the wish to pro¬≠tect a spe¬≠cial heri¬≠ta¬≠ge and make it come alive.
During the dif¬≠fi¬≠cult year of 2020, the film‚Äôs prot¬≠ago¬≠nists give us insights into their work, their work¬≠place, and their view of the future of indus¬≠tri¬≠al culture.
Actors from seven dif¬≠fe¬≠rent pro¬≠jects and insti¬≠tu¬≠ti¬≠ons are por¬≠tray¬≠ed: WERK 2‚ÄĒKulturfabrik Leipzig, Project Gleisdreieck of the Leipziger Club- und Kulturstiftung, MIB Coloured Fields tog¬≠e¬≠ther with Wirkbau Chemnitz, ibug‚ÄĒUrban Art Festival, Netzwerk Industrie.Kultur.Ost Zwickau, Zentralwerk Dresden and Institut f√ľr Neue Industriekultur INIK Cottbus at the Energiefabrik Knappenrode.
The Panometer Open Air Theater is a joint pro¬≠ject of UT Connewitz, Panometer Leipzig and WERK 2
Supported by: Stadt Leipzig‚ÄĒKulturamt, Stadt Leipzig‚ÄĒAmt f√ľr Wirtschaftsf√∂rderung, Neustart Kultur, Initiative f√ľr Musik and LiveKommbinat Leipzig e.V.
Arena am Panometer, admis¬≠si¬≠on: 20:15, scree¬≠ning: 21:15, free admission!