Our film Factories of Imagination at the Panometer Open Air Theater.
What is the connection between clubs and old walls? How can club culture become green and sustainable? Can an industrial ruin convey a sense of identity? What importance do places of industrial work have in the post-fossil age and how will they be used in the future? And what do cultural workers ask from politics and urban society in 2020?
Factories of Imagination is a film about the relationship between industrial buildings and the people who use them. Art and culture scene protagonists and activists who out of conviction or by chance started applying themselves to the preservation and narration of industrial heritage take us to the places of their activities to talk about their projects. The film documents the broad range of the actors’ reasons and motivations: documenting spaces that are gradually disappearing, creating traditional and new identities, re-coding spaces for culture and music, searching for open spaces, or the desire for self-realization and the wish to protect a special heritage and make it come alive.
During the difficult year of 2020, the film’s protagonists give us insights into their work, their workplace, and their view of the future of industrial culture.
Actors from seven different projects and institutions are portrayed: WERK 2—Kulturfabrik Leipzig, Project Gleisdreieck of the Leipziger Club- und Kulturstiftung, MIB Coloured Fields together with Wirkbau Chemnitz, ibug—Urban Art Festival, Netzwerk Industrie.Kultur.Ost Zwickau, Zentralwerk Dresden and Institut für Neue Industriekultur INIK Cottbus at the Energiefabrik Knappenrode.
The Panometer Open Air Theater is a joint project of UT Connewitz, Panometer Leipzig and WERK 2
Supported by: Stadt Leipzig—Kulturamt, Stadt Leipzig—Amt für Wirtschaftsförderung, Neustart Kultur, Initiative für Musik and LiveKommbinat Leipzig e.V.
Arena am Panometer, admission: 20:15, screening: 21:15, free admission!