Do, 9.9.21

Factories of Imagination


Time  19

Our film Factories of Imagination at GarageOst.

GarageOst is cur¬≠r¬≠ent¬≠ly being pre¬≠pa¬≠red for its ope¬≠ning as a self-mana¬≠ged social cen¬≠ter by an initia¬≠ti¬≠ve. Johannes W√ľnsch, who is invol¬≠ved in this initia¬≠ti¬≠ve, was also part of the team of six who crea¬≠ted the film Factories of Imagination. We will watch and dis¬≠cuss this film.

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 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 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.